Social Innovation

To Achieve Global Goals, Be Audacious, Take Risks & Invest in Youth

How to leverage the energy, passion, and idealism of youth to achieve the SDGs was front and center at Youth Impact, a half-day symposium co-hosted by IYF and the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University.

Join IYF in D.C. to Explore Youth Agency as a Vital Force for Change

On Thursday, October 11, IYF will co-host Youth Impact: Unleashing the Power of Youth to Deliver on Global Goals with Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Impact in Washington, D.C.

Trust Youth to Co-Create Safe Spaces

Co-creating safe spaces will require a fundamental shift in the development mindset.

He's Building Safe Spaces for Youth Creative Expression in Kenya

This 2016 YouthActionNet® fellow from Kenya shares his perspective on inclusion, decision-making, and African youth.

The 2018 Laureate Global Fellows Are the Young Leaders Our World Needs

Meet these young social changemakers healing profound social, economic, racial, and educational divides.

What is Cohort 2030 and Why Should We Care?

There are more young people alive on the planet today than at any other time. Imagine, if we could capitalize and leverage all that human potential.

How to Rethink 5 Misconceptions about Youth Engagement

Although there's been a global shift towards a positive youth development approach, the world still has a lot to learn.

5 Ways to Support Arab Youth as Social Entrepreneurs

The stories of BADIR Fellows form part of a much larger narrative of entrepreneurial youth creating positive social impact across the region.

In Nigeria, Investing in Local Businesses Benefits the Community

Read one young leader's reflections on entrepreneurship, investing in local businesses, and the power of youth voice.

Youth Civic Engagement Has Lasting Benefits

Does civic engagement distract young people from academics, or does it improve outcomes?