This June, expect to read about Kenyan policy-makers' leading strides in using evidence to reform education policies for the benefit of girls in the public school system. Fitting for youth month celebrations in South Africa, be inspired by a youth in academia who is passionate about communicating research to policy-makers and has just been made a professor at Africa's top university! The international evidence feature showcases the World Health Organization (WHO) success stories from 15 countries highlighting the use of best practice evidence-based reproductive health programme to reduce pregnancy rates among young people. And enjoy the reminiscent journey to a world before COVID showing highlights of the Africa Evidence Week 2019 on the AEN blog feature this month. Happy YOUTH month, enjoy the read!