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Global Youth Resiliency Fund Supports Young People Tackling Toughest Challenges of 21st Century

"We hope the fund will...help young people find a seat at the table." Learn more from Peter Laugharn, President & CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, about why the foundation felt it important to support IYF's Global Youth Resiliency Fund.

30 Years of IYF

It's been three decades since our work at the International Youth Foundation began. On our 30th anniversary, our partners and founders reflect back on our work so far—and look forward to all that is yet to come.

The Big Re-Think: Putting Youth Engagement at the Center of Digital Development

Over the past two years, IYF has transformed its in-person life skills curriculum into a multilingual, digital game-based work readiness course designed to be used by young people on their mobile phones. We call it Passport to...

How the Biden Administration Can Scale Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement at USAID

As the Biden administration takes office, the United States—and the world—has started to emerge from a year marked by unprecedented turmoil including a global pandemic, unrest sparked by social injustice, rising global unemployment, and an ever-worsening climate crisis. Under new leadership, the...

What the Insurrection Says About Why Investing in Young People Has Never Been More Critical

Last night’s insurrection in our nation’s capital was shocking, though sadly not surprising as there were warning signs for years. Democracy is the grand American experiment, and yesterday its leaders and institutions were tested like never before. Indelible damage was done but just before 4am,...

On International Youth Day, IYF's Young Leaders Respond to Five Key Questions

Today, August 12, is International Youth Day. It’s a day the world has recognized every year for two decades, but this year feels different. Not because the day itself has changed, but because the world has.

This year’s IYD theme—...

Want to Make an Impact? Support These Community-Based Organizations That Serve Black Youth

Meet our amazing community-based partners who support Black youth—not only in times of crisis, but always.

COVID Check-In: 4 Young Women in Mexico Share Their Experiences During Lockdown

Four young women in Mexico remain hopeful despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.

IYF Recognizes Juneteenth as a Holiday for U.S. Staff, the First Step Towards Critical Transformation

Learn the 4 priority areas of action IYF has identified in working to become anti-racist.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: What I Learned About Youth Voice at a Youth-Led March in Baltimore

Young people in Baltimore call out systemic racism and take action for social justice.