Passport to Success

International Youth Foundation

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) offers its Passport to Success life skills curricula worldwide in three formats, including in-person, blended learning, and mobile-friendly game-based platforms.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Communication, Teamwork, Conflict Resolution, Empathy, Cultural Understanding, Responsible Digital Participation, Self-Management, Self-Confidence, Problem Solving, Creativity

Learner resources

  • Passport to Success (PTS) In-Person work readiness skills and personal development classroom-based lessons with a peer learning and self-reflection focus
  • PTS Blended Learning life skills training with face-to-face classroom lessons and self-directed online learning
  • PTS Traveler free digital game-based platform teaches life skills as the user travels virtually around the world exploring in-demand jobs
  • PTS Traveler View My Progress tracks completion of up to eighteen modules
  • PTS for Customer Service online game-based curriculum

Instructor resources

  • PTS In-Person modular curriculum with up to eight units of 100 mix-and-match lessons available in up to 20 languages with a curriculum manual and training guides for instructors and coaches
  • PTS In-Person train-the-trainer workshops, coaching services, and program effectiveness tools for ongoing trainer support
  • PTS Blended with game-based online learning with up to 37 hours of instruction
  • PTS Traveler free digital game-based course available on mobile phones, tablets, and computers for three levels of learners in four languages with trainer resources
  • PTS for Customer Service online game-based curriculum for training
  • IYF Life Skills Framework with positive mindset, higher-order thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and community mindset at its core

Key Takeaways

  • PTS products teach older youth personal and workplace success skills, such as confidence and assertiveness, ethical behavior, and respect for diversity, in addition to developing work readiness skills, such as time management, problem-solving and self-confidence.
  • Training is mandatory for using PTS In-Person.
  • PTS Traveler can be offered to extend learning in a classroom, as part of a blended learning circle, or for independent learning.
  • Educators, workforce development agencies, and correctional facilities can use the PTS life skills training products with older youth as a complement to technical training, during school hours, or as an extracurricular activity.
  • Employers from diverse industries can offer PTS products to develop the skills of younger staff and develop a talent pipeline.
  • PTS is aligned to international standards that map life skills, such as Big 5, O*NET, and CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning).

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) was started in 1990 to advance youth agency, economic opportunity, and systems change with youth worldwide. It coordinates with governments, business entities, and local partners to offer programming to expand education, technical and life skills training, and to offer service-learning and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and unemployed youth in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. In 1992, the World Economic Forum designated IYF as Charity of the Year. The IYF has launched youth organizations, including Equip Youth, Skills for Youth Employment, and the Youth Opportunity Initiative in Chicago, and produces the Global Youth Wellbeing Index report. Product sales from Passport to Success, which has been taught to more than 200,000 youth in 50+ countries, fund the organization’s non-profit work. IYF has received two awards for Passport to Success Traveler: mEducation Alliance’s EdTech Champion Award in the Youth & Workforce category and the Brandon Hall Group’s Gold Award for Best Advance in Social Impact Innovation (Future of Work category).

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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