International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world. Particularly notable is iEARN's Collaboration Center, with over 40,000 teachers and 2 million students participating and collaborating in 200+ Forums in 30 languages!

iEARN Project: Youth Communicating and Networking (YouthCaN)

YouthCaN is a Youth-run organization that uses technology to inspire, connect, and educate people worldwide about environmental issues. Through a network of conferences, activities and events, YouthCaN unites environmentally active youth to exchange ideas about the environment and empower others to make a difference in their own communities. Through the Internet, YouthCaNers around the globe (and their teachers) exchange ideas through the YouthCaN Discussion Forum. Best of all, anyone can Join! (The vagueness of the word “Youth” allows for anyone who feels youthful to feel welcome, regardless of age) Live YouthCaN events take place each April around the world, including in Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Senegal, and the USA. The NYC, USA event takes place at the American Museum of Natural History. 


Opening ceremony at the YouthCaN 2008 World Conference about water issues (Image Credit: Francisco Laso)