Our Mission & History

Challenge • Change • Cohesion

International Youth Fellowship (IYF) is a Christian-based global youth initiative of International Youth Fellowship Educational Foundation (IYFEF), a non-profit organization in the state of California. IYF is dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth of young people around the world.

Through proprietary programs, events, and practical opportunities, IYF strives to:
– Advance Christian mission work in developed and developing countries
– Administer alternative methods of post-secondary education
– Create international awareness and cultural exchange
– Promote the value of meaningful performing arts
– Facilitate short-term and long-term volunteerism domestically and overseas
– Develop leadership skills that are applied on a global level


Challenge

• Circumstances
• Preconceived notions
• Narrow-mindedness
• Physical, mental, and spiritual limitations


Change

• Environments & societies
• Thinking
• The heart
• The World


Cohesion

• With diverse cultures & values
• To understand & embrace differences
• For heart-to-heart connections
• To define leadership