International Youth Activism Highlight: One Young World

One Young World is “The premier global forum for young people of leadership caliber. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all the peoples in one world, Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest, brightest and best and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard.”

Young social entrepreneurs and leaders in countries across the globe convene in annual summits (the next one in Pittsburgh is in October 2012) and in global days of action.

This week OYW hosted a “Wake Up Call” day of action on February 21st. Youth leaders across the globe called on their political leaders to take action for jobs, the environment, accountability, equality, healthcare, and education.

For more information or to get involved with One Young World, visit their website or their Wake Up Call action website.

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About YEA Camp

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a summer camp for social change. Our life-changing leadership camp trains 12-17 year-olds to make a difference on a cause they care about. Since 2009, our weeklong overnight camps have helped more than 500 teens from all over the country get active in their community or school on causes like climate change, racism, LGBTQ rights, animal rights, bullying and more. Find out more and register to join us at www.yeacamp.org.
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