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Since 1989, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation has helped our young people embrace the adventure of an internationally mobile childhood by encouraging resilience, fostering camaraderie, and celebrating achievements.  Open to dependent minors of U.S. citizen employees from all agencies serving under Chief of Mission authority, FSYF assists youth in adapting to their changing environments as they transition between posts worldwide.

        Global programs include webinars on third culture kids’ issues (including re-entry seminars for students returning to the U.S. and college admissions workshops), online video and document library, publications, online virtual meet up for youth and parents, annual contests (art, essay, community service, and video), and academic merit scholarships.  

        FSYF also organizes in-person events for its members in the Washington, D.C., area including teen/tween meetup events, volunteer work sessions, and a fall welcome back picnic attended by over 150 family members.

Dues are $40 per year. Parents are encouraged to remain as members even after their children are grown to continue to give back and assist the next generation.  For more information, visit or email

FSYF is committed to encouraging resilience, fostering camaraderie, celebrating achievements, and developing Foreign Service youth as leaders throughout their global upbringing and beyond.

Engage. Develop. Inspire 

Supporting Foreign Service Youth Globally


FSYF programming is made possible by our generous donors, including Clements Worldwide 

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P.O. Box 50663

Arlington, VA  22205


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