The AFS Youth Assembly is excited to announce Convene at Brookfield Place in New York City as the venue for its 28th Session on August 11-13, 2023. For a second year in a row, this premier conference center will be the perfect space to welcome hundreds of young leaders from around the world in the heart of Manhattan, New York steps away from attractions like the World Trade Center and Oculus. The Opening Ceremony venue will be announced in the coming weeks.

New York City has been the home of the Youth Assembly for most of the previous 27 Sessions, gathering over 20,000 youth from over 160 countries so far. It offers the perfect setting for dynamic discussions, global networking and innovative action. The 28th Session of The Youth Assembly will be no exception, as the event is slated to cultivate a global network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact.

Anchored around a celebration of International Youth Day, the theme of the 28th Session of The Youth Assembly is “Breakthrough to a Better Future.” The 28th Session of the Youth Assembly will be centered on coming together to amplify young people’s engagement and leadership in tackling poverty & gender inequality, education & employment, climate action, peace & information integrity, and global solidarity. The Youth Assembly Delegates will showcase their work and generate impact through different awards, networking opportunities and innovative activities.

Delegates who upgrade their Youth Assembly experience with one of the Program Packages will also get to deepen their experience through a series of seminars, organization site visits and exclusive special events including:

  • Participation in a Model UN Simulation,
  • A tour of the United Nations, including Permanent Missions to the UN,
  • Hands-on social impact learning at the University of Pennsylvania campus followed by certification by their Center for Social Impact Strategy,
  • Cultural activities, like a Manhattan Boat Cruise, or a tour of the cultural and historic highlights of Philadelphia, a UNESCO World Heritage City; and more.

More information and applications are available at