About the IAYG Family    Mission


We support and champion globally engaged young people ready to lead in the world.

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

Young people need to understand the world in order to engage in it. A comprehensive geographic and global education gives them the spatial understanding, global perspective, and grasp of world issues needed to be citizens and leaders. It heals societal fractures and helps us build a more connected world. That’s why our work for children and youth begins with advancing geographic and global education.

And we believe that young people should be able to apply these skills to serve, lead, and engage in the world. The challenges of this century need the passion, power, and potential of globally aware and engaged youth. Our mission is to be their champion – to educate, support, and advocate for young people making a mark in the world.

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Why Engagement Matters

Read why geographic education and global engagement of young people is so important in a fractured and changing world.

Get Involved

The work of programmes in the IAYG family begin with dedicated youth, teachers, community members, and volunteers worldwide. 

Reach Out

As a non-governmental organization dedicated to communities worldwide, we work hard to be accountable to you. Reach out to us if we can help.