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International Youth Day

Envisioning a World Where Youth Voices Matter

Diane Fender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In order for true change to occur, youth should be included in global conversations, and policy and decision-making processes.

#ShowYourSelfie For Youth

Hugh Evans | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

#ShowYourSelfie is a visual petition with a difference. It's a platform to bring young people together, amplify and empower them to be seen and have their voices heard.

On International Youth Day, Celebrate the Power of Youth

Kathy Calvin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This youth generation is informed, connected, and global. Given their knowledge of social media, which transcends borders, young people today are more apt to look for global solutions and approaches.

Championing the Empowerment of Young Women - on International Youth Day and Beyond

Bill Reese | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Bill Reese

I was thrilled to receive a book signing invitation recently from a long-time friend, colleague, and champion of women's empowerment issues, Ritu Shar...

Young People Will Invent Their Futures

Ravi Kumar | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Kelvin Doe found that batteries were too expensive for a project he was working on in 2009. He used acid, soda, and metal parts that he found in trash...

Migrant Girls Can Accelerate Global Development

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

When a girl pursues a higher level of education, it can increase her wages and her ability to delay an early marriage. Migration can also expose girls to new ideas and norms and provide autonomy that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Celebrate Solutions: Empower Young People, Improve Our World

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Janna Oberdorf

This International Youth Day, we must continue to invest in young people, and we must do everything we can to empower them with the tools they need to push for change locally, nationally and globally.

International Youth Day: Migration Can Help Tackle Youth Unemployment But Longer-Term Thinking Required

Jeff Joerres | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jeff Joerres

Finding decent work is understandably the driving motivation for many of the estimated 27 million young people who make the brave decision to leave family and friends behind and move to another country.

International Youth Day Calls On Young People To Make A Difference

Donna M. Butts | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Clearly, our nation can benefit by engaging people of all ages in service to America. We need to make it as easy as ABC to make all generations feel valued and to strengthen our communities.

Raising Awareness of International Youth Day: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding

Jenny Perlman Robinson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Jenny Perlman Robinson

International Youth Day is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to dialog and mutual understanding with displaced youth, and more importantly to take concrete steps that improve lives.