Social Innovation

Carpooling to a Greener Future in Colombia

During a recent visit to IYF's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, 2009 YouthActionNet Fellow Alejandro Zapata Arango admitted that when he founded his company...

Nicholas Kristof Profiles Social Entrepreneurs, Including IYF alum, Who Are Leading Change Worldwide

If you do nothing else this week, read Nicholas Kristof’s article in this Sunday’s New York...

Celebrating Hope in a Troubled World

"We needed to step back from the precipice and deal with the ethnic and political violence that had swept Kenya after the 2007 elections," said 23 year-old George Gachara, a courageous young leader from Nairobi; and he did just that. To help communities across his...

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets with Young Leaders in Mexico

On her recent visit to Mexico, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama kicked-off her international platform of youth engagement by addressing university students and engaging in a roundtable discussion with young leaders in Mexico, including young social...

Action Takes Root: IYF’s Global Youth Leadership Program Goes Local

Since 2001, with support from Nokia, IYF’s YouthActionNet® program has provided 160 youth leaders from 55 countries with critical leadership training and practical skill-building to help them build the capacity of their organizations.

Today, this highly successful global program is taking...

YouthActionNet® Global Network

Imagine a global network of youth leadership programs dedicated to equipping emerging social entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to dramatically increase the impact of their social change work. And what if that network enabled young leaders to collaborate with their peers—locally and...