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A Soccer Tournament Unites Youth from North to South

On a hot summer day, one day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, in one of Jordan’s largest parks, Al Hussein National Park, more than a hundred Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ) program participants traveled all the way from Irbid to M’aan to play their favorite sport: soccer.

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Living with HIV/AIDS: A Passionate Young Advocate Speaks Out

I’ve just come from a remarkably candid and inspiring talk with a young gay man who has been living with HIV/AIDS since he was 17. Now a second year law student, he has become a powerful advocate for not only educating ourselves about the disease and how to prevent it but also addressing issues...

IYF Promotes Integrating Reproductive Health with Youth Development Programs

Today the largest cohort of youth in human history—1.1 billion youth between the ages of 15 to 25— is making the transition from adolescence to adulthood. That already challenging transition is often made more difficult for young people due to high levels of risky behavior, such as unprotected...