Welcome to the website of the IAYG Family

Who We Are  Mission

What Drives Us

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, today’s young people don’t have meaningful exposure to world issues. 

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 understanding of world issues needed to be citizens and leaders. Our mission is focused on geographic, global citizenship, and environmental education, whether that means designing human rights education programmes or geography competitions. 

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 educated, engaged, and empowered youth. Our mission is to be their champion.

Connect with your IAYG Family

Discover programmes

Find current and upcoming projects and programmes in your region, organized within the IAYG Family. No IAYG programme in your community? Perhaps you can help us organize one.

Carry our mission further

Our mission is made possible by the work of volunteers, and as a grassroots organization, our future might rest on your shoulders. Help bring our mission to new places as part of our volunteer team!

Support us

The IAYG Family is undergoing a historic transformation. Support our continued work, and our future, through a donation, by volunteering, or with in-kind support. We’re grateful for your generosity.