Activating young leaders to address global issues
From the world's young leaders and YMCA comes a new initiative to elevate innovative youth-led solutions, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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PUTTING YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION AT THE CENTRE OF THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
YMCA is deepening its commitment to young people leading global change. The Youth-Led Solutions Initiative elevates young leaders to tackle the world's biggest issues. Connecting together like-minded individuals from around the world to build the skills and solutions necessary to take action in your communities.
Each round launches with a Summit and then invites groups of young leaders to form a 'Solution Team' in their communities, or across geographical boundaries. After the Summit each team is connected with critical resources, and becomes eligible to apply for seed-funding for new or existing solutions to innovate, adapt, evolve or scale ideas!
Develop an international network and dialogue around creating solutions to the world's biggest challenges.
Inspire young leaders to design and implement solutions in their local communities.
Equip young leaders to be multipliers who empower others to create action-orientated solutions.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
Young leaders, age 15 to 35, from anywhere across the globe, who are passionate about addressing the world's challenges and committed to taking action in their communities.
THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
17 GOALS TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.