Leadership

Celebrating Hope in a Troubled World

"We needed to step back from the precipice and deal with the ethnic and political violence that had swept Kenya after the 2007 elections," said 23 year-old George Gachara, a courageous young leader from Nairobi; and he did just that. To help communities across his...

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Opens Youth Leadership & Livelihoods Conference

On October 7, 2010, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan opened the International Youth Foundation's Youth Leadership & Livelihoods Conference with a video message in which she called for leaders in all sectors to mobilize and ensure today's youth are healthy, productive and engaged citizens.

IYF's 20th Anniversary: So Here We Go!

When I began to run into friends and colleagues who had just flown in from around the world in the lobby of Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington DC this morning, I knew the fun and excitement that had been building around the International Youth Foundation’s 20th anniversary events had finally begun...

IYF's 20th Anniversary: The Countdown Has Started!

Representatives from nearly 60 youth organizations from 46 countries around the world are on their way to Washington DC to attend IYF’s 2010 Global Partner Meeting. This once-every-two year gathering will open with a one-day conference addressing the topics of youth employment and citizenship. ...

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets with Young Leaders in Mexico

On her recent visit to Mexico, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama kicked-off her international platform of youth engagement by addressing university students and engaging in a roundtable discussion with young leaders in Mexico, including young social...

Celebrating 20 Years

Microsoft chose to work with IYF in many countries because it is an effectively global and appropriately local organization.— Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

In April 1990, the International Youth Foundation was...

Action Takes Root: IYF’s Global Youth Leadership Program Goes Local

Since 2001, with support from Nokia, IYF’s YouthActionNet® program has provided 160 youth leaders from 55 countries with critical leadership training and practical skill-building to help them build the capacity of their organizations.

Today, this highly successful global program is taking...