Leadership

We Must Follow Young Women's Lead and Take Action

Leading up to Day of the Girl 2019, I was thinking a lot about climate change warrior Greta Thunberg’s cautionary advice to members of Congress. “...

On Day of the Girl, Hear from 11 Young Women About the Rights That Matter Most

Earlier this week, She’s the First and partner organizations unveiled a Global Girls Bill of Rights which will be presented at the United Nations today—October 11—in...

Invest in Meaningful Innovation: Join Us in Partnering with Social Ventures Started by Young People

Today we are thrilled to announce the Strategic Alliance Initiative, through which IYF will partner with a consortium of social ventures from our network to drive impact and innovation on issues affecting people and the planet. 

Take a Cue from Young People and Fight Like Hell to Save the Planet

Young people—those whose future is most threatened—have emerged as the greatest champions against climate change.

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. 

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.  

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...

What It Means to Put Girls First So They Can Live Their Rights

"For too long, girls have come last in the hierarchy of who gets attention and whose needs are addressed," says Christen Brandt.

Meet 2 Young Social Entrepreneurs Driving Change from Inside Government

Jessica and Francisco each started successful social ventures but have transitioned to roles at different levels of government in Peru and Spain, respectively.

What This Young Activist Wants You to Know About Advancing the Human Rights Agenda

Roberto Zapata, 31, discusses the human rights agenda, the importance of education, and why the 2019 Rice Award honorable mention is so significant.