Maximizing young leaders' potential to impact their world through public health, education, and sports initiatives

A U.S. Non-profit Organization Offering International Programs for High-Achieving High School and College Students


YFI Programs

Creating Opportunities to Maximize Potential

Youth Futures International is dedicated to creating and providing opportunities for young people to maximize their potential.  As YFI Executive Director Dave Butler States: "It is my great honor to have the opportunity to serve as a motivational speaker to high school and college students from all over the world.  It is an even greater honor to work with them to see their lives become more fulfilled, and to see areas of our world improve due to their creativty, passion, and dedication."


Hands On Initiatives

At Youth Futures International, students participate in hands on public health, education, and sports initiatives created to both maximize their potential as young leaders' and to create sustainable improvements where they will serve.


Realize Your Future Vision

Youth Futures International is dedicated to standing by our global young leaders by supporting and assisting them to see their vision for the future realized.  Due to the opportunities YFI staff members have to meet and interact with these wonderful young people, it has the unique opportunity to have all of our programs, regardless of location, be inspired to open as a direct result of their vision and leadership.  We are proud to work alongside youth and young adults from the initial vision of a program to its creation and implementation.


You Are the Teachers & Leaders

As a YFI participant in our Serve, Learn, & Empower and Service Through Sportsmanship Program, you will experience first hand leadership opportunities through the various student led, mentor supervised activities we offer.  Whether it is teaching cholera prevention in Ghana or working with inner city at-risk youth in London through our soccer skills programs, you are the teachers and leaders for the community you will be serving.


A+ Alumni & Parent Feedback

High Safety & Security Standards

Youth Futures International is proud to report a 100% successful completion rate, A+ feedback from all of our alumni in regards to their program experience, as well as A+ feedback from alumni parents in regards to overall organizational communication, preparation, and safety and security standards and policies.

Located in Dominase, Ghana, this program is for high school and college students seeking  an international service and learning experience providing public health education in school classrooms to students of all ages.

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Serve, Learn, & Empower

Leadership Through Sportsmanship

Located in London, England, this program is for high school students seeking  to hone their soccer skills and perform community service projects in partnership with two professional teams, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers.

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Ultimate Med Internship

Located in Ahmedabad and/or Surat, India, depending on time of year and age group, this program is for high school and college students seeking  an opportunity to experience the practice of medicine.

Youth Futures International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Amherst, Massachusetts.  The organization first began providing summer camp programs for youth diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1994.  As time progressed, YFI expanded its HIV/AIDS programming to Ghana.  In 2010, YFI launched its first Serve, Learn, & Empower program in Dominase, Ghana and has gone on to add the Ultimate Med Internship in 2014 and Service Through Sportsmanship for 2016.  YFI will continue adding new programs and expanding its current programs to new locations in years to come.


YFI's programs are designed for high school and/or college students who are excellent students academically and who wish to broaden their horizons with unique international service and educational opportunities.  Though the vast majority of all participants in YFI's programs are from the United States, program enrollment is open to all eligible high school and college students from any country that meet the organization's eligibility requirements.


Regardless of program location and emphasis or participant age and background, YFI strives to provide empowering and inspiring educational opportunities that will instill self-confidence, sound leadership characteristics, and maximize potential while being immersed in the culture of a program's host country and community.


YFI also values the young leaders it meets throughout the U.S. and the world as well as those who participate in its programs.  All of YFI's programs exist today because young people were inspired by a speech given by a YFI leader or their experience in a previous program ignited an idea for YFI to pursue.  That is how Serve, Learn, & Empower came to be - one student had the idea that YFI should do public health programs, and in 2010 YFI launched Serve, Learn, & Empower.  Since then, students have been instrumental in helping YFI launch programs in new locations because of their connections.  Today, YFI has young leaders who act as Regional Liaison Officers in countries throughout the world promoting YFI programs in their schools and communities.  Other young leaders help YFI with its social media outreach.  And, of course, young leaders are instrumental in helping YFI to develop and improve upon its current programs through their participation and the input they give before, during, and after those programs.

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Specific information, tuition costs, and requests for information to be sent are found at YFI's program websites:


Serve, Learn, & Empower


Ultimate Med Internship (High School)


Ultimate Med Internship (College)


Service Through Sportsmanship

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Youth Futures International, Inc. is a small non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formally organized as a domestic corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA in 1996.  As such, people may make tax-deductible donations to YFI.  Donations are used to expand YFI programs, help with YFI projects, and to build a scholarship fund to help students in need who wish to attend YFI programs.  If you wish to donate, please click on the button below.  Your secure online donation will be processed through PayPal.  Or you may send your donation to:

Youth Futures International

6 University Drive, Suite 206-181

Amherst, MA 01002


We thank you for your support as we continue to provide unique and educational opportunities for high school and college students to expand their horizons and to maximize their potential to impact this world!


To verify YFI's good standing with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, please visit the Secretary of the Commewealth's website and enter Certificate Number 15105597810.



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