Social Innovation

Helping Children Heal through the Power of Positive Emotions

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Young Entrepreneurs in Jordan Recognized through BADIR

From the design of a backpack that uses solar energy to charge a computer to the launch of the Jordan’s first-ever women’s self-defense training center, the first class of Fellows to be honored through BADIR, a program of the...

Honduran President & Cabinet Receive YouthActionNet® Fellows

Youth-led social change took center stage in Honduras last week when five YouthActionNet® Fellows—the first to be honored through the newly-launched Premio Yo...

What If Listening Could Change the World?

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Youth Leading Change

Many of the biggest, boldest ideas for transforming our societies are coming from young people. How do we find and support them? Enter YouthActionNet®. With its network of 680 youth-led social ventures in 70+ countries, YouthActionNet invests in the power of youth leading positive change.

IYF Announces 2012 Laureate Global Fellows

They are big-picture thinkers who defy convention. They combine passionate concern over the state of our world with pragmatic idealism. They are the 2012 Laureate Global Fellows. These 20 young social entrepreneurs from 16 countries have each pioneered innovative solutions to a host of urgent...

FYA Selects 2012's Young Leaders of Social Change

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) today welcomes a record 18 exceptional young Australians to its 2012 Young Social Pioneers (YSP)...

New School of Social Entrepreneurship to Benefit Young Innovators in Kyrgyz Republic

With the goal of nurturing an emerging generation of young change-makers in Kyrgyz Republic, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), in collaboration with the Association of Social Entrepreneurs (ASE), has launched the School of Social Entrepreneurship....

YouthActionNet® Fellow Honored as White House Champion of Change

Soon after graduating from college, Ana Moraga moved from her home in the United States to Guatemala City to help women sex workers recover their dignity and self-esteem through literacy and vocational training. Seven years later, this courageous women’s rights advocate and ...

IYF & Starbucks Launch Program for Young Social Innovators in Jordan

Young social innovators in Jordan will soon benefit from advanced training, networking, and funding opportunities through Badir, a three-year program launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Starbucks. Its goal: to...