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.

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Our Vision

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

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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.