International Youth Foundation
[Piano plays as white IYF logo fades in and fades out. Narrator speaks over blue screen with text transcript:] At the International Youth Foundation, we believe that educated, employed, and engaged young people have the power to solve the world’s toughest problems. Together with community-based organizations and a network of corporate, foundation, and multilateral partners, we connect young people with opportunities to transform lives, both around the globe and here in the US. [Cut to video of youth in LEAPS program presenting before community leaders, with caption: “IYF’s LEAPs program, Shreveport, Louisiana. A new narrator speaks, identified by caption, “Bavani Tivakaran, President, Teen Advisory Committee, Step Forward”:] I think young people, they have a good balance of idealism and realism. We have an idea of what we want from society. Today was really exciting. It’s not often we get a chance to really talk to our community leaders. I just love talking with them, and sharing our ideas. We should have more opportunities like this for youth to speak to adults because that’s where change can really happen. [Music fades out and IYF logo fades in with text, “Learn more at iyfnet.org”].