North America

In the United States and Canada, our initiatives have empowered young change-makers, supported employee engagement, and boosted youth life skills. The recent (Re)Connecting Youth initiative drew on global lessons and drives support for holistic solutions for the millions of youth in the United States not in school or work. Through YouthActionNet®, young social leaders like Michael continue to gain the support system and funding to make social change. Global initiatives like Make a Connection also have directly impacted youth here. Our partnerships originating with many North American companies such as Hilton are creating shared value around the world.




Our experience in Canada underscores the importance of life skills and the power of employee engagement.


United States



Founded in the American Midwest and headquartered in Baltimore since 1996, IYF partners with a host of US companies, nonprofits, and foundations.