The Sylvan/Laureate Foundation partners with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) to support many of its programs. In 2006, the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation joined with IYF to launch its YouthActionNet® program at Laureate universities worldwide. This is a global initiative that recognizes and supports the work of young social entrepreneurs.
Through the Laureate-based YouthActionNet® programs, 250 young social entrepreneurs in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Chile and Peru have received funding, training, and networking support to promote positive social change in their local communities. This year, a Central American Regional Program led by Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and UNITEC Honduras, will recognize an additional 10 social entrepreneurs in Costa Rica and Honduras combined.
Laureate universities participating in YouthActionNet® programs include: