International Youth Foundation

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Sep 25, 2009

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of business, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.

IYF is based on the premise that throughout the world there are thousands of effective programs and approaches making a profound and lasting difference in young lives. Rather than build new programs from scratch, our mission is to identify programs “that work,” strengthen their impact, and expand their reach so that many more young people may benefit.

All of IYF’s program activity is clustered around four issue areas, which form the core thrust of IYF’s global youth initiatives. These are: Education, Employability, Leadership and Engagement, and Health Education and Awareness.

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