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Welcome to the IYF newsroom. Here you’ll find our blog posts, newsletter articles, publications, and videos. We invite you to explore what we’ve learned through three decades of positive youth development. For media inquiries, please contact Gillian McCallion.

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Featured Blog Posts

Say it Loud: Black Pride is Mental Health

Learn how young Black people can be a powerful first line of defense for mental wellness in their communities.

The Big Re-Think: Putting Youth Engagement at the Center of Digital Development

Over the past two years, IYF has transformed its in-person life skills curriculum into a multilingual, digital game-based work readiness course designed to be used by young people on their mobile phones.

How the Biden Administration Can Scale Partnerships and Private Sector Engagement at USAID

As the Biden administration takes office, the United States—and the world—has started to emerge from a year marked by unprecedented turmoil including a global pandemic, unrest sparked by social injustice, rising global unemployment, and an ever-wo

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Strategy & COVID-19 Response: Transformation 2022

When COVID-19 hit with global force, the world changed around us. In the face of uncertainty, we at IYF know that transformative change requires collaboration and putting youth at the center. Find out how we are doing that by reading our full COVID-19 response (PDF), which describes how our strategic objectives are more necessary than ever and how IYF is adapting to meeting young people where they are, for the benefit of everyone.

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YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

YouthMap Casamance: Fatmata's Story

A young mother in southern Senegal has learned valuable life skills through her Passport to Success® training.

Youth Help Youth to Get Jobs

Youth Help Youth Get Jobs

Watch as Cristina, a facilitator, and Miriam, a program graduate, share the uniqueness of Youth:Work Mexico's youth-to-youth approach.