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Welcome to the IYF newsroom. Here you’ll find our blog posts, newsletter articles, publications, and videos. We invite you to explore what we’ve learned through three decades of positive youth development. For media inquiries, please contact Gillian McCallion.

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Featured Blog Posts

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.

IYF Stands for Dismantling Systemic Racism, Starting with Us

Over the past year at IYF, as the issue of systemic racism became front page news and decolonizing development was debated across the international development community, IYF looked internally to determine whether we have been silently complicit.

IYF Stands By, For, and With Young People Everywhere

Turning 30 is often a milestone in an individual’s life—the big three-O. In the positive youth development space, 30 is sometimes regarded as the transition point where a person is no longer considered young.

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Strategy & COVID-19 Response: Transformation 2022

When COVID-19 hit with global force, the world changed around us. In the face of uncertainty, we at IYF know that transformative change requires collaboration and putting youth at the center. Find out how we are doing that by reading our full COVID-19 response (PDF), which describes how our strategic objectives are more necessary than ever and how IYF is adapting to meeting young people where they are, for the benefit of everyone.

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YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

A young mother in southern Senegal has learned valuable life skills through her Passport to Success® training.

Youth Help Youth to Get Jobs

Youth Help Youth Get Jobs

Watch as Cristina, a facilitator, and Miriam, a program graduate, share the uniqueness of Youth:Work Mexico's youth-to-youth approach.