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Inspiring Foreign Service Youth to embrace the adventure: encouraging resilience, fostering camaraderie, celebrating achievements, and developing them as leaders.


Encouraging Foreign Service youth, throughout their global upbringing and beyond.

Growing up in the Foreign Service can be challenging for young people. Through publications, outreach, workshops and regular family events, we inspire Foreign Service youth adapt to their changing environments, as they transition between posts worldwide.


Established in 1989, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) is the only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the support of children of employees of the US Foreign Affairs Agencies. Established in 1989 with seed money from the Una Chapman Cox Foundation and through the collaborative efforts of the U.S. Department of State's Global Community Liaison Office (GCLO), the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW), and the Overseas Briefing Center (OBC) of the State Department's Foreign Service Institute.

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Foreign Service Youth Foundation

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Arlington, VA  22205


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