IYF Programs

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IYF Programs

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) prepares young people 

to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens.


We are passionate in our belief that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems. Every young person, therefore deserves the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. Our programs are catalysts for change that help youth learn, work, and lead.


Recognizing that no one sector of society alone has the resources or expertise to effectively address the myriad challenges facing today’s youth, IYF is mobilizing a global community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations — each committed to developing the power and promise of young people. Since 1990, 54 public and private sector donors have invested US$163 million to maximize the impact and reach of youth development programs. In all, IYF has provided grants to 332 organizations in 86 countries.