Membership in a Global Network
MSA LEAD is a member of the YouthActionNet® global network. A signature IYF initiative, YouthActionNet strengthens the impact of youth-led social ventures and works to mobilize a global community of young people driving social change. Founded in 2001, since 2006 YouthActionNet has been building a global network of national/regional youth leadership institutes. Today, that network spans 22 institutions—from Australia to Spain, Brazil to Nigeria—and now includes South Africa with MSA LEAD.
About Laureate International Universities
Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions, with more than one million students enrolled across more than 80 institutions in 28 countries at more than 200 campuses and online. Laureate offers high-quality, career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs in a wide range of disciplines including degrees in business, medicine, engineering, design, education, law, hospitality management and dozens of other fields. Laureate believes society is best served when its students, faculty and entire network use their collective skills and experiences to create positive and enduring change. This commitment is best expressed through the company’s philosophy of being ‘Here for Good’ and is represented by its status as a certified B Corporation® and conversion in 2015 to a U.S. Public Benefit Corporation, a new class of corporation committed to creating a positive impact on society. www.laureate.net
An initiative of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), YouthActionNet pursues a bold mission: to strengthen and expand the impact of youth-led social ventures around the globe. Over 15 years, we have created one of the world’s largest networks of young social entrepreneurs, comprising over 1,400 young leaders in 90 countries. From using bicycles to empower low-income youth with job skills to leveraging the power of technology to prevent the spread of disease, YouthActionNet fellows have pioneered innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. www.youthactionnet.org
About the International Youth Foundation
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. www.iyfnet.org