Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

YFU advances intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility through transformational educational exchanges for generations of youth, families, and communities, supported by dedicated volunteers and professional staff.

Our Vision

YFU envisions generations of empowered global citizens for a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Our Values

Our values are shared by all our Member Organizations, and affect how we carry out our exchange programs and operations:

Learning: For Life.

Volunteering: Engaged and Dedicated.
Caring: Personal and People-Oriented.
Valuing Diversity: Inclusive and Fair.
Promoting Quality, Transparency, Sustainability.
Cooperating in International Solidarity.