The world urgently needs to invest in youth economic opportunities.
Around the world, young people striving to earn an income and provide for themselves and their families face barriers to success that simply don’t exist for older generations.
Young people are showing us the many ways they can contribute to their communities: they can lead, solve problems, make better lives for their families. But too many young people lack the opportunities, resources, role models, and basic chances they deserve. Watch an animation created in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.
What can youth-development practitioners, policymakers, and funders in the United States learn from global approaches to addressing youth disconnection?
Disconnection is a feeling shared by young people in Tijuana and Baltimore. What is being done?
Young Victor in Tijuana, Mexico, describes how participating in IYF's Orale initiative, in partnership with the TK Foundation, has given him the drive to complete his education and be more confident.
A recent article in the Diplomatic Courier highlights key data points from the 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index.
The 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index is a diagnostic tool, listening device, investment guide, and benchmark for the SDGS—not a rating system.
As the global community continues its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Index provides a comprehensive picture of the disconnection that too many young people experience and acts as a guide for deepened investment.
What challenges do the world's youth face, how do they feel about the future, and who will play a role in helping them realize their potential?