About Us

No society can afford to lose its youth. This is why the Children and Youth Foundation uses creative and active means to help youth in difficult life situations. With these methods, the young people can strengthen their life skills and find their place in the society. The Foundation operates in Finland as well as in developing countries in cooperation with local experts.

We develop, support and realise effective and influential activities. We bring forth young people’s voices and promote issues concerning youth. We invite people in positions of responsibility in society to get involved with our work. Strong expertise and sufficient resources form the foundation for our activities.

The Children and Youth Foundation is religiously and politically neutral. The Foundation is a member of the Finnish Fundraising Association (VaLa ry), FIBS ry, Finnish Youth Cooperation – Allianssi ry and Kepa ry.

Our work and those involved with our activities are guided by our collective values:

OPENNESS – BOLDNESS – CREATIVITY – RESPECT – AUTHENTICITY

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