The Youth News Foundation was founded in 2015 by Dutch journalist Tako Rietveld. After working as a presenter and reporter for the Dutch National Children’s News for over ten years, he felt the need to give children across the world a voice. The Youth News Foundation supports an international network of professional journalists working with youth called Youth Correspondents.
Youth Correspondents are trained to become qualified and certified journalists with the ability to work and make reports with children and teenagers. We support 60 journalists in 30 different countries. They are “our” reporters, educators and figureheads. The goal is to have a The Youth Correspondent in every country of the world, so every story can be told and even more important, every story can be heard!
The Youth is an independent, non-commercial platform.