Life Skills

Trash Talk Won't Create Positive Change in Baltimore—It Will Require Leading by Example

During summer vacation, many of Baltimore City's young residents find employment through Baltimore Summer Skill-Builders (BSSB), a branch of the city's YouthWorks (YW) initiative that couples project-based...

Young People Tell Us What Education Means to Them & 7 Ways to Improve It

This International Youth Day, hear from 20 young people in 9 countries.

The Value of Skill-Building & Education, with Katie Fallon of Hilton

Hear from Katie Fallon, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Hilton.

With McDonald's, We're Bringing Youth Opportunity to D.C. Metro Area

The Youth Opportunity initiative, piloted in Chicago, comes to D.C. and Maryland.

4 Methods for Addressing Rural Youth Needs Holistically

What if real progress lies, not in top-down, one-size-fits-all solutions, but in incremental, grassroots-driven change?

How Treating Young Participants Like Family Can Break Down Barriers and Create Opportunities

Learn how one organization's personal approach to programming creates opportunity for young people in Chicago. 

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 ...

Louisiana Youth Make Their Voices Heard

Clustered around a table at The Rhino, a popular coffeehouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, four high school students plotted and planned. The next day, Ta'Mya, David, Annika, and Robert would have less than an hour to present key challenges...