The most important stakeholder group in discussions about Active Global Citizenship and how to educate for it is youth. Not only are they those most directly affected by our education systems, policies, and practices, but youth are also the ones who will tackle the greatest challenges our world is facing.
The Young Active Global Citizens Day will empower the next generation of Active Global Citizens through skill-building workshops, discussions with experts, networking opportunities and field visits to organizations addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with innovative approaches.
Together with our partners at Concordia University, World Youth Council, and New Cities, AFS will bring together up to 35 inspiring youth leaders (ages 18 to 35) on 9 October as part of the pre-conference events in Montreal. It is a unique event organized and facilitated by young leaders and changemakers.
After spending a day with like-minded peers, engaging in in-depth discussions and developing their global competencies, the young leaders will then take the stage and join the discussions at the AFS Global Conference. As a part of the Young Active Global Citizens Day program, participants will have a chance to visit LIVE Center at Concordia to learn about University initiatives in engaging students in volunteering and the office of New Cities (NewCities.org) to discover innovative approach in building sustainable cities