As part of a one-day summit with national and international leaders focusing on global youth development issues, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was recognized for its investment to create the International Youth Foundation. While the day was divided between conversations on looking to the future by breaking the economic cycle of poverty and civic engagement, it was also a day to celebrate and reflect on the past. Jim McHale, chief of staff of the Kellogg Foundation, was on hand to join the celebration, and acknowledged the Foundation’s commitment to the work of the International Youth Foundation on behalf of vulnerable children and families.
Established in 1990, the IYF was created from a roughly $66 million investment from the Kellogg Foundation, with the initial challenge to support children and families. Since then, it has grown to a global organization, supporting youth development programs in more than 86 countries, and leveraging $163 million from 54 other public and private sector donors to increase the scale and reach of its efforts – all in support of the promise of young people.
Learn more at www.iyfnet.org.