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From Passion to Action: Young Activists Share Tips for Getting Started

Lisa Jones | August 7, 2018
Wednesday, August 15 11am EST #Passion2Action How can young people better understand social challenges, make their voices heard, and drive real impact on issues they care deeply about? YouthActionNet...

Meet the 2018 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | July 24, 2018
From #MeToo, to #NeverAgain, to #BlackLivesMatter, young people are driving forces in nearly every fight for social change. Today we celebrate 20 young leaders who represent a growing global movement...

Chameleons, Zebu, and Lemurs: Adapting the YouthActionNet Curriculum in Madagascar

Laura Leeson | May 31, 2018
In 2016, Maia Freudenberger was selected as a Laureate Global Fellow for her work as Founder of Projet Jeune Leader (PJL) in Madagascar. The initiative works to reduce teen pregnancy, school dropouts, and risky sexual behavior among young adolescents through a comprehensive, school-based, sexual health and leadership education program which has reached over 29,000 Malagasy youth across 12 middle schools since 2013.

Six Years After My Internship, BADIR is Blazing Trails

Dalia Mehiar | May 22, 2018
In 2012, as an intern with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) in Jordan , I primarily supported communications and outreach for Youth for the Future (Y4F). This USAID initiative offered...

Is Jordan an Oasis for Youth-led Change?

Lisa Jones | April 27, 2018
In the past decade, Arab youth have found themselves the international spotlight for activism at a massive scale, often referred to as the Arab Spring . While progress toward more free and just...