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Together with the youth, we are building a world where everyone can lead a meaningful life.

We at the Children and Youth Foundation believe, that a meaningful and sustainable future is built together with the youth. The sense of meaningfulness consists of self-knowledge, sense of belonging, faith for the future and one’s feeling of being able to help others.

Creating of a better future requires futures literacy; the ability to understand how present affects the future and vice versa. It also requires imagination. Before making a better future to happen, you have to be able to imagine it.

Together with the youth and our broad network of partners, we are building a world where everyone can lead a meaningful life. When all is uncertain, anything is possible.

History of the Foundation

The Children and Youth Foundation was founded in 2001. Since then, the Foundation has supported the youth in multiple ways. During the two decades, hundreds of thousands of youngsters have benefitted from our work in and outside of Finland.

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Liisankatu 27 A 5 00170 Helsinki, Finland

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Photo: Helsinki City Museum,
Photographer: Simo Rista

Board of Directors

Mikko-Pekka Hanski, Chair of the Board

Heikki Hiilamo, kuvaaja Wilma Hurskainen

Heikki Hiilamo

Research Professor, THL; Professor of Social Policy, University of Helsinki

Noomi Jägerhorn

Director Domestic Accounts, Posti

Konsta Kallio

Konsta Kallio

Class teacher student

Armin Kellomäki

Armin Kellomäki

Student, World Politics

Melina Korvenkontio

Chief Executive Officer

Tarja Tikkanen

Partner, Boardman Oy

Kim Väisänen

Kim Väisänen

entrepreneur, startup investor, non-fiction writer

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