Life Skills

Addressing the Global Youth Jobless Crisis: IYF Joins the Discussion at “Making Cents” Conference in Washington, DC

As part of an ongoing effort to raise the visibility of workable solutions to youth unemployment worldwide, staff from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) joined participants from more than 50 countries who gathered in Washington, DC, last week for the...

Changing How Youth Adapt to Change: Fishing 2.0

 
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Hilton & IYF Launch Employability Skills Training in Saudi Arabia

Initiative Prepares Saudi Youth for Careers in Hospitality

Hilton Worldwide is partnering with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the King Khalid Foundation to launch ...

Young Voices from Prison: Invest in Us So We Don’t End Up Here!

Alvin clears off his space in the kitchen and brings over the makings of a big salad. His hair is neatly combed back, he’s wearing his uniform and, after taking a quick look out the window at the sparkling blue waters below, he gets to work. But Alvin, age 28, is not working in a restaurant...

IYF Develops Lessons on Entrepreneurship

As part of its commitment to promote and strengthen critical life skills education worldwide, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) is pleased to announce it has developed a new entrepreneurship component for its signature life skills curriculum, Passport to Success® (PTS). This new skills...

Young People & Violence: The Aurora Shooting Demands Answers

The midnight massacre carried out by a young man in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, raised painful questions for me and so many others about how it could have been prevented, including how can we, as citizens, still tolerate...

Ending Violence by Working with Youth at Risk

In this second contribution to IYF’s learning series focused on Latin America, you will meet 22-year-old Cintia and 19-year-old Coco. These two young people from El Salvador grew up in a culture of violence but were...

World AIDS Day: The Power of the Global Community to Address Even the Toughest Challenges

Just when I get beyond discouraged about the seemingly endless divisions tearing societies apart around the world, World AIDS Day reminds me of the remarkable impact the international community can have when it decides to unite around a shared...

Engaging Parents as Part of the Solution

Sometimes it’s hard for a mother to know what to do—especially when it comes to raising teenage boys. To help the mothers of its youth beneficiaries to better cope with communication and other challenges at home, the Russeifeh Sons Association for Social Development, a Youth:Work Jordan (YWJ)...

Ready, Set, Paint: Young Volunteers Transform a Schoolyard

On a sunny, wind-swept Saturday, 14 youth dressed in jeans and sporting ball caps mix paints and soak brushes on the steps leading up to the Prince Mohammed School for Boys in Zarqa, Jordan. Over the next three hours, the group will...