IYF Blog

Treat Young People Like Ta'Mya As The Experts They Are

If we want to get anywhere, young people need to be directly involved in informing and creating programming meant to address their needs and challenges. 

From Struggling Student to Social Entrepreneur: One Young Leader's Story

Meet a young leader who sees differences as strengths, not weaknesses. 

IYF's Newest Executive Team Member Brings Boots-on-the-Ground Experience and Grit

Meet our newest executive team member who arrives at a critical and exciting time in IYF's history.  

Emotional Well-Being in Rural America: 5 Steps to Mitigating Anxiety, Depression in Young People

Young people's very real emotional needs often get suppressed and neglected, potentially sabotaging school, work, and life success.

Trash Talk Won't Create Positive Change in Baltimore—It Will Require Leading by Example

During summer vacation, many of Baltimore City's young residents find employment through Baltimore Summer Skill-Builders (BSSB), a branch of the city's YouthWorks (YW) initiative that couples project-based...