Entrepreneurship

Sabino Mendoza & His Dictionary for Success

Sabino, now 25, grew up in the Ataquero district of the Peruvian Andes, as one of nine children. His father, like many Peruvian farmers, never went to school...

Youth in Zarqa Benefit from On-the-Job Training

Sajeda, 22, hopes to sell her own jewelry some day. Osama, 18, wants to be a pastry chef.  Mohammed, 17, would like to open a restaurant. All three dropped out of secondary school by grade 10; yet each is taking steps to reach their goals with support from Youth:...

Young Women Seize New Opportunities to Develop Skills, Access Jobs

The main road leading into this small urban center in Jordan’s agricultural belt is flanked by plastic covered greenhouses and vendors selling freshly-picked tomatoes, cauliflower, and cucumbers.

While agricultural productivity in the region has increased...

IYF Holds Youth Conference In Ciudad Juárez

In response to this city’s ongoing violence and soaring school dropout rates, more than 180 government, civic and youth leaders came together this week to share effective strategies to empower young people and increase community involvement in youth-targeted activities. The two-day event was...

New Partnership to Advance Youth Entrepreneurship

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Development and Employment Fund (DEF) today signed an agreement to launch the “Youth Neighborhood Loan Project.” The project, to be implemented by Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ), an initiative of IYF, the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development, and the...

IYF & Development and Employment Fund Sign Agreement

New Partnership to Advance Youth Entrepreneurship

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Development and Employment Fund (DEF) today signed an agreement to launch the “Youth Neighborhood Loan Project.” The project, to be implemented by Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ),...

New Employment Program Empowers Palestinian Youth

The International Youth Foundation (IYF), in partnership with the  US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced Wednesday a new four-year initiative to improve the employment, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement opportunities for Palestinian youth.

The launch was attended...

Have Questions About Youth:Work Jordan? Get Answers on New Website

The International Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ) website, designed to provide easy access to a wide range of information about the program, its goals and plans for the future, as well...

Obra: Youth of the Americas Partnership Presented in Lima

The Obra: Youth of the Americas Partnership launch and learning event will take place November 17 through 19 in Lima, Perú. Obra aims to strengthen and expand multi-sector alliances in order to ensure youth at risk have improved access to education and work opportunities and the skills to lead a...

International Youth Foundation Announces Recipients of 2010 Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ Youth Action Grants

With support from the Starbucks™ Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program, 21 youth-led initiatives in 15 countries will expand the impact of their social change work. The grants, ranging from US$5,000 to $10,000, will support efforts to...