Youth Agency

Hope For a Better Tomorrow: How Youth Opportunity Ambassadors are Confronting Discrimination

In the past year, the United States and countries around the world have had multiple reckonings with widespread discrimination. The need for social justice is not new, but the sense of urgency is arguably historic. We’ve watched as millions of protestors stood up for Black lives, we’ve used #...

Young people are so...entitled.

Young people from all over the world talk about the world to which they are entitled and share how they aren't waiting for it to be handed to them; rather, they are creating it for themselves, and all of us.

Young people are so...entitled. (Spanish subtitles)

Young people from all over the world talk about the world to which they are entitled and share how they aren't waiting for it to be handed to them; rather, they are creating it for themselves, and all of us.

The Next Normal: Youth Opportunity Ambassadors Reflect on Job Skills & Challenges

It’s no secret that the past year has been filled with unprecedented workplace challenges, as COVID-19 has caused employers and employees across a variety of industries to adapt to new circumstances. For young people who are recently entering the workforce, however, adjusting to new...

IYF's Younger Team Members Share Insights on International Youth Day 2020

For International Youth Day 2020, IYF's CEO (Susan Reichle) reached out to IYF's younger team members around the world to ask for their perspectives and opinions on a host of timely issues. 

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.

Kamri Moses, Healing Youth Alliance Ambassador, Baltimore

The Healing Youth Alliance trains Baltimore City teens about mental wellness. During Black History Month, Kamri Moses shares her thoughts on what older people in her community need to know about the mental health issues young people face, and why they need to be part of the solution.

Lamar Hill, Healing Youth Alliance Ambassador, Baltimore

As part of IYF's focus on Black mental health during Black History Month, Lamar Hill, Ambassador for the Healing Youth Alliance, shares his thoughts on a mental health challenge young people in his community face.