Orphans and vulnerable children have unique needs and challenges overall, and particularly as they strive to continue their education and join the workforce.
The economic and emotional value of a high school diploma cannot be undersold.
"Rethinking Priorities, Reimagining Possibilities" examines how we can ensure that the largest youth generation the world has ever known has what it takes to succeed in our rapidly transforming world.
Linnet isn't listening to anyone else's opinion of her choice to pursue a career in Kenya's growing construction sector.
When nearly three-quarters of the country lives in poverty, it’s not a lack of ideas or drive that can hold back young business owners. It becomes a question of money.
The result of six years of work, this infographic offers a snapshot of the ‘continuum of care’ now available to guide Palestinian students as they consider their career goals and the steps needed to achieve them.
IYF joined forces with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to link unemployed, at risk, and vulnerable youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to informal apprenticeship opportunities in five governorates in Jordan
Focus on: Youth serves as a new platform for positive youth development news and stories. Available on the Devex website, the channel launches in partnership IYF, The MasterCard Foundation, CSIS, and Devex.
For me, getting the numbers right—particularly when they are measuring young people’s wellbeing—is critically important to how we shape meaningful youth development programs and strategies. Unfortunately, statistics around youth employment, perhaps the most significant indicator of whether a young person will lead a productive and successful life, may not paint an accurate or complete picture.
The call came while I was in a meeting. My mind was on the group discussions as I stepped out of the room and distractedly answered, “Hello, how can I help you?” The connection was bad, every other word barely audible. Amidst the lost phrases, I was able to piece together “My name is Clerina - I benefited from IYF’s CYEP program - and I am calling to say thank you.”