Social Innovation

Youth are Leading the Way

The articulate, passionate, and fed up young women and men who organized and participated in the D.C. march and the hundreds of other marches across the country illustrate the capacity of young people to affect change, steer solutions, and create the futures they desire and deserve.

The Learning Path of a Marine Conservationist in Peru

On any given day, you might find Kerstin Forsberg in a classroom teaching educators and children about the ocean and its creatures, on a small boat with fishermen preparing them to lead eco-tourism trips, or at a desk planning and taking care of paperwork.

On International Women’s Day, What Young Leaders Want You to Know

Knowing that young people already are playing a critical role in shaping how we move forward, what messages do they want to share with the global community today?

At-Risk Youth Learn to Navigate Life on the Open Ocean

What does it mean to value youth voice? SailFuture's Michael Long, 26, shares his insights..

Changing the Narrative of Fatherhood, with New IYF Board Member Sheldon Smith

Learn what being a “better father” means to Smith and how his work equips young men in Chicago to fulfill this role.

Assessing Our Progress Towards Lasting Social Justice

Learn what you can do to help accelerate social progress. 

Celebrating 20 Entrepreneurs of Justice

They flew to Madrid, Spain, from 18 countries to learn new skills, build community, and celebrate their social innovations. What IYF’s 2017 Laureate Global Fellows...

To Solve Hunger, Start with Ending Food Waste

This 26-year-old has pioneered a low-cost, scalable solution to urban food waste that’s rapidly catching on.

She’s Using YouTube to Reach Brazil’s Micro-Entrepreneurs

Luisa Bonin, 27, grew up seeing the struggles and potential of small businesses firsthand and has taken action to help more of them succeed.

Don’t Reduce Youth Peacebuilding Contributions to Stereotypes

Digital content and outreach and social media are part of youth activism, but they’re not the whole story.