IYF Blog

What This Young Activist Wants You to Know About Advancing the Human Rights Agenda

Roberto Zapata, 31, discusses the human rights agenda, the importance of education, and why the 2019 Rice Award honorable mention is so significant. 

Elevate Rural America by Investing in Young People

A new video introduces the challenges of young people in rural Texas and how one initiative has worked to change things for the better.

Reaching Global Impact Goals Requires Strong Local Partnerships

At IYF, much of the work we do is supported by strong partnerships with corporations like McDonald’s, with whom we launched a program in Chicago known as the Youth...

At Fab Lab Atyrau, Young People are Building More than Just Robots

A Fabrication Laboratory—known as a Fab Lab—is a space where young people can develop their technical skills through hands-on STEM activities while ...

Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...