Leadership

Meet Seven Young People Helping Bring IYF's Virtual Summit to Life

Learn about our upcoming virtual summit—Our Future, Our Voices—from seven young people who've helped bring it to life. 

On International Youth Day, IYF's Young Leaders Respond to Five Key Questions

Today, August 12, is International Youth Day. It’s a day the world has recognized every year for two decades, but this year feels different. Not because the day itself has changed, but because the world has.

This year’s IYD theme—...

3 Recommendations for How Leadership Can Help Staff Thrive in Times of Crisis

Laura Mendoza, IYF Program Coordinator for the Americas, speaks from experience about effective leadership during times of crisis. 

IYF Recognizes Juneteenth as a Holiday for U.S. Staff, the First Step Towards Critical Transformation

Learn the 4 priority areas of action IYF has identified in working to become anti-racist.

How Young People in Louisiana are Making an Impact on Mental Health Policy Decisions

Last year, the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC)—a body of 30+ teens from schools across North West Louisiana—decided data was needed to back up their assertion that policy makers should address the issue of teen mental...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: What I Learned About Youth Voice at a Youth-Led March in Baltimore

Young people in Baltimore call out systemic racism and take action for social justice.

Rebuilding a Post-Pandemic World Means Investing in Young People to Lead the Charge

This week, IYF President & CEO Susan Reichle shared IYF's perspective, priorities, and plan for investing in and working with young leaders and communities.

Yesterday, Reichle spoke as part of...

"In the Lab" With Chef Jazzi—A Recipe for Success and Safety During the COVID Crisis

Meet a young woman who's not just planning for the future—she's creating it now!

From Shoes to Masks: How One Small Business Is Pivoting to Make a Difference—and Survive COVID-19

Meet a small business owner who's finding a way to keep his business alive while making an impact during the COVID-19 crisis. 

How Young People Are Supporting Their Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We remain committed to our mission and are inviting young people to share what they are doing to keep their communities healthy.