Livelihoods

New Initiative Launched to Improve Access to Jobs

Seeking to improve the transition from school to work among some of the country’s most vulnerable youth, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) has launched the Tanzania Youth Scholars initiative that aims to increase...

New Website Shares Resources and News About Youth Unemployment

Do you have questions about the best solutions to tackle youth unemployment? Do you want to find out more about what others are doing to build a better future for youth? Need to locate the next conference where practitioners are gathering to discuss this topic? The ...

Tanzania Youth Scholars

Launched in May 2011, Tanzania Youth Scholars (TYS) is a five-year initiative funded by USAID through the Youth:Work mechanism.Nearly 10 percent of Tanzanian youth are orphans or vulnerable children. These young people lack opportunities to gain the necessary education and job training for

Loss, Resilience, Generosity: Moving Forward after 9/11

This past week there were many ways to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11. I felt fortunate to have been part of a quiet gathering in New York City, hosted by the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, that drove home both the enormous sense of loss...

The London Riots: Who’s to Blame?

No one is doing nothing for us—not the politicians, not the cops, no one.” These are the words of a 19-year old boy who was arrested, along with 1200 others who were involved in the riots that have transformed London into terrifying scenes of violence and chaos. Among other youth who are...

The Arab Spring

This post originally appeared as part of Interaction's Monday Developments.

“We can build, we can plant, we can be creative, we can invent,” a young Jordanian announced recently to an assembled group of...

Conference Tackles Youth Unemployment, Education Crisis in Latin America

On June 21 and 22, 2011, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank, the...

Tired of the Depressing Nightly News? This DC Conference Promotes Positive Solutions for a Change

Too often, the media only offers up the negative stories, focusing on narratives of violence, corruption, drugs, or conflict. So I pay particular attention when I hear about positive change—especially when it relates to young people. Just yesterday, I read about...

Sabino Mendoza & His Dictionary for Success

Sabino, now 25, grew up in the Ataquero district of the Peruvian Andes, as one of nine children. His father, like many Peruvian farmers, never went to school...

IYF Holds Youth Conference In Ciudad Juárez

In response to this city’s ongoing violence and soaring school dropout rates, more than 180 government, civic and youth leaders came together this week to share effective strategies to empower young people and increase community involvement in youth-targeted activities. The two-day event was...