Welcome to the website of the IAYG Family

For globally educated, engaged, and empowered young people


News and media from projects and programmes in the IAYG Family

The IAYG Family’s mission is to advance geographic, environmental, and global citizenship education

Climate change. Changing development. Geopolitical tensions. Receding human rights. 

Every child, student, and young person alive today will be profoundly impacted by global trends, geographic change, and environmental challenges. But in many of the world’s largest education systems, the students will receive only get a passing glance. Those students fortunate enough to proceed to university may never encounter global or environmental studies. And without conversations in communities, too many young people today lack meaningful exposure to world issues. 

We believe that every young person should be able to learn about and engage in the world.

Notice: The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated significant changes to our programme planning and has cancelled a number of events. Please check iaygfamily.org/coronavirus for updates on pandemic impacts. We wish you the best of health and safety at this time, and strongly encourage team members to review national and international disease prevention guidelines.

Explore programmes

Our volunteers and project leaders create programmes that expand opportunity in geographic, global citizenship, and environmental education. Our network of projects and programmes reaches many parts of the world. Find current programmes