Social Innovation

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.

From Struggling Student to Social Entrepreneur: One Young Leader's Story

Meet a young leader who sees differences as strengths, not weaknesses. 

No One Should Have to Walk 3 Hours To Access Education

"Being born and raised in poverty with a future bound to end in the Gulf states as a laborer, I ended the cycle of all my family finding jobs abroad by going to school."

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. 

Progress Towards a Peaceful World is Slow, but There's Reason for Hope

 "We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."

IYF Convenes Experts to Explore the Tricky Dynamic Between Social Norms & Women’s Employment

There’s a growing effort to promote young women’s employment by changing social norms, but it’s a difficult undertaking.

Meet the Young People Changing Their Puerto Rico Town, One Mosquito Net at a Time

Developing initiatives with youth rather than for them is more likely to have a greater impact in implementation.

The Silicon Valley Approach to Driving Social Good

Find out what mission-driven organizations can learn from the Silicon Valley playbook.