An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation an initiative of the international youth foundation


Building capacity
  • 94%

    of Fellows increased their credibility as social actors in 2017

  • 96%

    of Fellows developed critical leadership & management skills in 2017

  • 89%

    of ventures increased the quality of their services in 2017

Catalyzing systems
  • 20

    universities engaged globally each year

  • 6,100

    university students participating in social change activities to date

  • 93%

    of students report gaining social change skills*

Creating movements
  • 1.7 million

    lives impacted by fellows’ ventures in 2016

  • 30,000

    volunteers mobilized in 2017

  • 240,000

    individuals engaged through social media

Influencing our sector
  • 139

    Government, business, academic, & civic sector partners in 2016

  • 25

    Youth-focused thought leadership events each year

  • 373

    Publications, articles, & videos featuring young leaders to date

The above metrics draw on data collected across the YouthActionNet Global Network through participant evaluations and program management systems.

*Survey results from participants in 2017 Social Innovation Boot Camps in Chile

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