Social Innovation

IYF Launches New Program for Young Social Entrepreneurs in Anglophone Africa

Young social innovators in Anglophone Africa can now apply to receive advanced leadership training, networking, and funding opportunities through Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET Africa), an initiative launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and local partner...

American Express Foundation & IYF Launch Initiative to Support Emerging Leaders

Young social entrepreneurs are hungry for the knowledge and skills to take their social ventures to the next level. Through a new partnership between the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the American Express Foundation, young leaders engaged in IYF’s YouthActionNet® global...

Can Do: The Spirit of Youth-Led Social Innovation

Today's young social entrepreneurs are distinguished by their 'can do' attitude and ability to see the world through new eyes. Celebrated here are IYF's YouthActionNet® Fellows—more than 880 young innovators in over 70 countries, who excel at transforming obstacles into opportunities.

2013 Laureate Global Fellows Celebrated in Brazil

Representing 18 countries and tackling a wide range of issues, the 2013 Laureate Global Fellows convened in São Paulo, Brazil last week for advanced leadership training and networking, celebrating the power of youth to solve urgent challenges in their communities.

Established through a...

YouthActionNet® Launches Fellowship for Mexico’s Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

Mexico’s emerging entrepreneurs who leverage the power of technology to solve urgent social challenges will now have the opportunity to apply for a new, yearlong fellowship through a partnership between the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, the International Youth...

IYF & Laureate Education Announce 2013 Laureate Global Fellows

The 2013 Laureate Global Fellows are catalysts of change, transforming visionary ideas into lasting results that benefit their communities and nations. These 20 outstanding young social entrepreneurs from 18 countries are reinventing how their societies address critical issues from air pollution...

IYF Launches Program for Young Social Entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa

Young social entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa will soon benefit from advanced training, networking, and funding opportunities through Innove4Africa, a leadership training initiative launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF)...

IYF & Starbucks Honor Second Class of BADIR Fellows in Jordan

On June 23, BADIR, the Jordanian youth entrepreneurship initiative launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Starbucks, celebrated its second class of fellows during a special awards ceremony. The 23 young social innovators awarded the fellowship are...

Youth Social Entrepreneurship Takes Center Stage in Costa Rica

IYF Partner Universidad Latina Convenes Nationwide Conference

More than 300 youth and invited guests convened on the campus of Universidad Latina and Centro Miravalles in Costa Rica on May 17 and18 for the Youth Social Impact...

A Young Filmmaker Takes on the Struggle for Gay Rights

Last week, on the same day that the nation’s attention was focused on the US Supreme Court  in Washington, DC, as it grappled...