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Causes: Children & Youth, International, International Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Iyf is a global ngo that prepares young people to be healthy productive and engaged citizens

Programs: Initiatives in the middle east and north africa:we work with youth in north africa and the middle east to strengthen employability, career guidance, and social entrepreneurship. In morocco, i:grow continues to reinforce the technical and organizational strength of the agricultural industry in morocco. I:progress works with schools using a model developed under iyf's pars initiative to increase student retention and engagement. In jordan, mopic is a 30-month program focused on surveying and gathering data on 22,400 low-income households in three targeted governorates (irbid, zarqa, and ma'an) to subsequently refer them to poverty alleviation support services. The syrian refugee employability program initiative marks iyf's first time working to support refugees and aligns with our unwavering dedication to reaching underserved youth around the world. Through srep, launched in 2017, we are working with local ngos to develop best practices for aiding young refugees ages 18 to 29 in istanbul to gain employment.

via: pathways to work:via: pathways to work is a five-year initiative that improves economic opportunities for underserved youth in tanzania and mozambique by driving sustainable changes in the technical and vocational education and training (tvet) and entrepreneurship systems. With a holistic approach to bolstering young people's success in mixed livelihoods, via responds to the needs and vision of young people in these countries to find more than one way of making a living. The initiative will directly benefit 30,000 economically disadvantaged youth by helping them secure employment or start and grow enterprises. Via's legacy will be the systemic changes made at the institutional level and across the array of youth training and support service providers, ensuring young people continue to benefit from these advancements over time.

global initiatives:the international youth foundation has four major global initiatives that seek to enhance youth employability. - passport to success responds to the needs of youth, employers, youth-serving organizations, and other key stakeholders by increasing the life skills of young jobseekers. The curriculum has been translated into 20 languages and implemented in more than 50 countries. - in partnership with the caterpillar foundation, equipyouth prepares young people with market-relevant life and technical skills training, internships, on-the-job learning, and job placement support and services. In 2017, equipyouth was active in brazil, indonesia, israel, mexico, and palestine. - the hilton partnership offers life skills training to young team members in hilton properties across 15 countries on four continents. - (re)connecting youth: exchanging global lessons shares innovative global approaches for increasing youth connection and resilience with practitioners, policymakers, and funders in the united states. Globally, iyf's board of directors authorized investments in a variety of initiatives to expand our impact, as well as to enhance our capacity in the area of new program design and partnership development. Included in these special initiatives was the completion of studies to identify the market potential for iyf products and services, including a work-readiness assessment.

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