5. The International Youth Foundation (IFY) has partnered with 54 private donors in order to raise funds to commit to youth work.
6. Grants from IYF have been distributed to more than 300 organizations in about 80 different countries in the hopes to strengthen organizations aimed to work with youth.
7. The IYF has strived to view and help the world view youth in a different way. As current President William Reese put it, IYF wants to see youth as creative problem solvers rather than seeing them as problems to be solved.
11. IYF strives to improve academic performance among youth that its organizations encounters.
12. IYF’s work programs strive to improve the employability of youth as well as prepare them to have the education to attain quality jobs.
14. This website offers magazine articles and information that is based on the ideals of positive youth development.
15. Learning resources are available categorized by Citizenship, Learning, and Work as well as showing what type of report or material is available and shows which country the information is specific to.
16. This website would be of great use to youth development practitioners especially those in the YD program. Concepts that we have already learned and are going to learn are intertwined throughout this entire site. This website is the exactly what we have already been talking about in this course. It takes the concepts we currently know for providing positive youth development and applies those concepts on a global level. Through this website I was able to see programs with a basis of youth-adult partnerships, youth civic work, youth and their families, health, education, work, and parenthood.
17. I recommend this website for any of the different countries that will be researched throughout this course.
Notas do Editor
“The preparation of youth for work and life is very low… Education opportunities must be made more relevant to the needs of all young people as learners and future workers, parents, and citizens.” — 2007 World Development Report “Only through decent employment opportunities can young people get the chance to work themselves out of poverty. Focusing on youth is a must for any country." -Juan SomaviaDirector-General, International Labor Organization
IYF does a lot to engage youth in their own development. It is really interesting to look at the information provided on IYF’s website and see that there is a specific desire to see the growth of youth around the world. This is incredibly important to youth development practitioners due to our desire to see youth grow. The president’s message sounded like it was taken from all of my courses that I have taken in the YD program thus far. The fifth point on this slide reminded me of the quote I have heard in two of my courses thus far saying, “Problem free is not fully prepared and fully prepared is not fully engaged.”