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YouthActionNet® program has established a global network of national/regional youth leadership institutes. That network currently spans 18 youth-serving institutions with the goal of expanding to 24 by 2015. While a majority of local institutes are housed in university settings, others...

In 2012, the International Youth Foundation and the Caterpillar Foundation launched EquipYouth to address the challenges young people face when entering the labor force or starting their own business. Implemented over three years the initiative will provide 8,500 young people in 12...

From 2008-2013, 90 youth-led social innovations in 32 countries received support through the Youth Action Grants program. Created as part of the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to communities, the initiative provided grants to young social entrepreneurs who completed IYF’s ...

Launched in 2008, Youth:Work brings comprehensive employment and entrepreneurship programs to young people, ages 15 to 29. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Youth:Work enables USAID bureaus and missions to easily access IYF’s proven youth...

YouthActionNet, the flagship of the International Youth Foundation’s citizenship programs, works to strengthen and expand the impact of youth-led social ventures around the globe. Over 13 years, it has created one of the world’s largest networks of young social entrepreneurs comprising...

From 2001 to 2011, entra21, the flagship of IYF’s Work programs, provided disadvantaged youth, ages 16-29, with employment training and job placement services so they could find decent jobs and increase their employability. The program was launched in 2001 with support from the...

From 2009 to 2011, Obra (“work” in Spanish), a US$2 million initiative, operated with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and worked to ensure youth at risk in the LAC region have improved access to the programs and services needed to prepare them for...

From 2000-2011, Nokia and IYF managed a robust portfolio of youth development initiatives. The company’s investment of nearly US$50million has supported education, employability, and civic engagement programs in 68 countries. Country programs, each tailored to meet locally-identified needs,...

Officially launched at the Summit of the Americas in April 2012, New Employment Opportunities (NEO) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to close the gap between youth skills and employer demand for a qualified workforce in Latin America. To address the issues of youth...