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Don't Neglect the Orphan Cohort

In 20 years pushing for greater investment in youth development, I’ve come to see young people as an orphan cohort.

Generation Now: Young Voices of Change

“We need to acknowledge and recognize the contributions of young people,” affirmed UN Secretary-General Envoy for Youth Ahmad Alhendawi in addressing over 120 public, private, civil society, and youth leaders who convened at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, on October 8 to discuss the impact of today’s global movement of youth-led social change.

Young & Empowered in Zimbabwe

Young people are at the heart of IYF initiatives, a point made powerfully clear during a recent visit to Zimbabwe by IYF President and CEO Bill Reese. It was my first time meeting Bill, who, despite a packed itinerary, placed a priority on meeting and interacting with youth who have benefited from IYF’s work here.

IYF & Laureate Announce 2014 Laureate Global Fellows

YouthActionNet® Network of Social Entrepreneurs Tops 930

Solving a problem often requires looking at it in a different way. For Daniel Uribe, 28, restoring degraded beaches in Costa Rica meant working with local community members to recognize the value of coastal forests...