Who We Are

Who We Are


Advancing Youth Development

Future International Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in New York City and globally with the purpose of addressing youth issues and involving them as contributors, leaders, and volunteers in areas of social and economic development.

We see it as a way to put co-leadership into practice, as well as co-design frameworks and put policies with youth. Education, employment, climate change, poverty, peace, and security are just a few of the problems we face, making it challenging to identify local needs. As a result, today’s decisions and policies will have a direct impact on future generations of youth.

We advocate for children and young people’s rights and strengthen their representation in decision-making processes, as well as provide learning and development programs, by establishing a diverse, equal, and inclusive platform for championing their civic rights.


The Future Ahead

To empower youth and young people at all levels, we need even more political will and structural reforms in achieving a sustainable future for all youth.

To assist learning and development, we need to provide tailored solutions to children and young people.

To actively create the democratic society and increase awareness about issues affecting youth, we need youth civic engagement.

To allow youth to express themselves and speak up for what they believe in, we need a more equal, diverse, and inclusive society.

At the highest levels of global diplomacy, we need to strengthen youth leadership and provide a variety of youth leadership programs and advocacy training.

Rustam Baratov, Founder


Our governance is committed to empowering individuals by respecting their diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and citizenship.

Rustam Baratov Founder
Michael Mareuls Co-Founder
Solal Kapelian Co-Founder
Yunus Ibrahim Hussain Country Director, Nigeria
Paul Cormarie Head of U.S. Programs
Konstantin Tkachuk Director, Learning & Growth Opportunity
Kévin Kok Heang Director, AI Policy Development
Nicole Ann Hubka Youth Engagement, Global Policy & Advocacy
Kabrina Thompson Corporate Development Coordinator
Joelyne T. Kerneah Program Coordinator, Liberia
Elisabeth Loua Program Coordinator, Advocacy Initiatives
Shoukat Aziz Regional Coordinator, Community Development
Simone Calabrò Head of Growth
Chiara Veronese Communication and Engagement Strategy
Dimitrios Asproulis Head of Youth Development Programs
Victoria Willes Head of Youth Development


Our values reflect our leadership's approach to developing global youth programs that youth around the world deserve.

Youth empowerment

We do things that enable youth to learn and grow.

Focus on purpose

We do things that lead to long-term growth.

Be truthful and responsible

We do things that change the world by everything we do.


We do things that contribute to a more inclusive society.

Take ownership

We do things in which we are accountable for our own actions.

Join our growing team

We’re on a mission to ensuring that all youth have an equal and sustainable future. You will be joining a group of civil society leaders, social activists, students working or studying in the fields of International Relations, Political Science, Engineering, or related fields, former or current UN staff members or diplomats, and former or current MFA staff members or diplomats.