FHI 360

The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is a community of practice and advocacy coalition of leading U.S.- based youth and community development organizations.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. 

We believe young people are catalysts for positive, sustainable change, and for five decades our experts have been working to equip youth in the United States and around the world with the skills, opportunities and services they need to reach their full potential and contribute to the well-being of their family, their community, their country – and their future. 

Integrating Key Sectors

FHI 360’s technical breadth offers a positive youth development approach across our major sectors.

Learning

FHI 360 focuses on expanding access to quality education, along with improving teaching and learning, involving parents in schools, and facilitating cross-cultural learning through international education exchange programs. We strengthen access to relevant, high-quality, post-primary education to ensure that youth have the problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed. To support young people who have been unable to attend or stay in school, we provide second chance opportunities to complete education and gain critical life and work skills. We create more opportunities for girls and young women, support children with disabilities and integrate technology into education.

Health and Healthy Lifestyles

FHI 360 supports the health and well-being of young people by promoting good nutrition, disease prevention and family planning and contraceptive use along with positive choices related to sexual practices, drugs and alcohol, eating habits and personal safety. Young people who are living with or are affected by HIV/AIDS find support through our comprehensive interventions for orphans and vulnerable children, youth peer education programs, and support groups for HIV-positive adolescents.

We collaborate with health and education officials to strengthen and promote national health laws and policies that improve young people’s access to health services and information. By identifying key research issues, conducting research and sharing the latest information on youth health issues with governments, youth-serving organizations and communities, we inform programming and policymaking. 

Livelihoods

Our economic development programs create livelihood opportunities for youth by partnering with local institutions, organizations and businesses to equip youth with skills and guide them to income generating opportunities in rural and urban environments. FHI 360’s approach focuses on both supply and demand, grounding programs on a deep analysis of labor markets and value chains in formal and informal sectors. Unlike traditional job training programs, which may be disconnected from the needs of business, FHI 360’s programs bring a private-sector-oriented approach that bridges the critical gap between education and employment.

Youth Engagement

Engagement in civic life and strong connections to adults and the community build self-esteem and give young people essential skills such as decision making, conflict management and the ability to work in diverse environments. By working directly with institutions and organizations that serve young people, our have helped youth participate in youth councils, sports, community development projects and elections.   Through community mapping exercises, young people are able to document resources and gaps through interacting with community members and propose potential solutions to their mapping findings.

Contact

 

Kristin Brady, Senior Program Officer
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW | Washington, DC 20009 
Phone: +1.202.884.8000