For 27 years, IYLI has conducted programs that change lives. Creating a sustainable revenue stream ensures that we're not dependent upon a single source of funding, and allows us to conduct our programs for at least 26 more years.
We currently have already existing mission, goals, and strategies listed which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have some preliminary strategic planning documents, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
Since 1990, IYLI has conducted nearly 50 programs in 17 countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin and South America. IYLI fellows have seen the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Mexico, the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, the Stone Churches at Lalibela, Ethiopia, among many other world landmarks.
The mission of the International Youth Leadership Institute is to nurture a new generation of visionary leaders from the African Diaspora who, inspired by their rich African heritage, are committed to leave a legacy in the world.
IYLI provides leadership development and low-cost to no-cost international travel to mainly Black and Latino high school students in the New York area. Our hallmark Heritage Summer Program take students to countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin & South America to experience the world from a new perspective.