Our Vision, Mission & Values

At IYF, we believe that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems.

For 30 years, we’ve led and sustained coordinated action to harness the talent and potential of the world’s young people, now numbering 1.2 billion. At the heart of our efforts is building partnerships, initiatives, and curricula that prepare young adults to succeed as citizens, employees, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.

IYF envisions a world where all young people are inspired and equipped to realize the
future they want.

IYF connects young people with
opportunities to transform their lives.

Inclusion // Consider all perspectives equally and honestly
Integrity // Honor the best in ourselves and others
Inspiration // Move people to believe in better
Innovation // Make a difference, differently
Impact // Create change that matters