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What Writing a Case Study on a Youth-led Venture Taught Me About Grassroots Change

Rushika Shekhar | May 16, 2017
When I first heard about the International Youth Foundation’s work to support and expand the impact of youth-led social ventures, I was excited to learn more about the successes and challenges...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict the Next Zika/Dengue Outbreak

Lisa Jones | April 13, 2017
“Right now, we have a sick care system,” explains Rainier Mallol . “What we need is a healthcare system.” At just 25 years old, Rainer has an impressive résumé . Out of 18,000...

10 Steps to Consider in Launching an Advocacy Campaign

Sheila Kinkade | April 11, 2017
With illegal garbage burning contributing to poor air quality in the city of Bangalore, Jhatkaa.org , a grassroots organization working to build citizen power across India, launched the #...

Can Youth Kick Gender Inequality in PNG?

Lisa Jones | March 7, 2017
This blog post is part of a series that explores the role of YouthActionNet fellows in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For 27-year-old Jacqui Joseph , life in Papua New...

Nicole Sterling, YouthActionNet Intern, Studies Role of Youth in Empowering Trans Communities Worldwide

Nicole Sterling | February 16, 2017
Towson University student Nicole Sterling with mentor, YouthActionNet alumnus and Towson University Anthropology Professor Harjant Gill As a YouthActionNet intern with an interest in LGBTQ rights, I...