Impact Young Lives Foundation identifies exceptional young leaders amongst South African university students and transforms them into globally minded citizens.  We help our Scholars develop their potential by teaching them some of the nuances of globalization and how to build and leverage international networks to improve the livelihood of their nation.


Although apartheid was officially abolished in South Africa in 1990, many of the country’s citizens still lack access to the nation’s hopes and dreams. With the support of IYL Foundation, our scholars can accelerate change and to ensure greater opportunities in their community.


IYL Foundation believes South Africa’s prosperity is critical to the preservation of the entire continent and that South Africa’s youth will create this prosperity for the future.




Thinking like a global-minded leader through exposure was the aim (of IYL Foundation), and I am glad to report: mission accomplished!
— Lerato Maboya, IYL alumni, Johannesburg University of Witwatersand - B.A. Law, Candidate Attorney at Bowman Gilfillan