Looking for a comprehensive platform for professional development, global networking, skill enhancement, and international recognition? Look no further than the AFS Youth Assembly, set to take place from August 16-18, 2024, in New York City.

This event represents an exceptional opportunity for Universities to send delegations of students or staff/faculty below the age of 32 to this prestigious event.

To thank you for being a Global Up Partners, we’d like to give you a special discount of 20% ($100) off the current registration fee. You can organize a group, or distribute this special discount code to any individual associated with your institution via social media, newsletters, etc. Your special code is: GLOBALUP100.

Don’t miss this chance to empower your students and faculty to contribute to a global movement towards sustainable development.

Here’s why your institution should consider sending a group delegation this year:

Your Students and Staff Build Global Skills

Participating in the Youth Assembly offers students and faculty a unique platform to further their professional and academic goals. Delegates will have the chance to connect with global experts, like-minded peers, and influencers who can provide valuable insights and guidance. The Assembly’s diverse range of activities, including keynote talks, panel discussions, and skill-building workshops, ensures that delegates are well-equipped to tackle future challenges.

There are Networking Opportunities and Global Connections

One of the key benefits of attending the Youth Assembly as part of a group delegation is the unparalleled networking opportunities. Delegates will meet young leaders and social entrepreneurs from over 100 countries, fostering connections that can lead to future collaborations. The Opportunities Fair and Action and Impact Hub are particularly valuable for finding international professional, volunteer, and advocacy opportunities, as well as for presenting and collaborating on action-led projects.

Delegates Gain Insight into the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The AFS Youth Assembly focuses on four core areas where urgent challenges need to be addressed: climate action, the future of education, humanitarian crises, and food security. Through participation in these focused sessions, delegates will develop global competence and critical skills that are essential for addressing these pressing issues. Explore the program.

Delegates Can Participate in Exclusive Program Tracks and Enrichment

Delegates can enhance their experience by registering for one of the available Academies that offer theme-based experiences beyond the flagship conference. These Academies include:

  • Climate Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the New York University
  • Changemaking, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania
  • International Affairs, focused on diplomacy.

Each Academy contains seminars, organization site visits, and exclusive events designed to facilitate deeper learning, connection, and engagement.

Plus – Your Delegates Could Win $10,000 USD

The Youth Assembly also provides a platform for delegates to gain recognition at the global level. Outstanding youth are celebrated, and there is a social impact venture competition with substantial prizes, including a $10,000 award for the winner and two $2,500 runner-up prizes.

Cultivating Future Leaders

The Youth Assembly, organized by AFS, an international non-profit with over a century of experience in intercultural learning and global education, is designed to cultivate a global network of young leaders and changemakers. By sending a group delegation, your institution can play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of leaders who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a significant impact on the world.

Discounted Rates, Eligibility and Application

The Youth Assembly is open to students and faculty aged 18-32 who have a track record of leadership experience and an interest in global affairs, sustainable development, and youth issues. Group and individual applications are open now.

Global Up Partners get a special discount GLOBALUP100 of 20% ($100) off the current registration fee. You can organize a group, or distribute this special discount code to any individual associated with your institution via social media, newsletters, etc.

For more information or to discuss further, please contact the Youth Assembly team at [email protected] or download our brochure. To apply, visit https://www.youthassembly.org/apply-now/. Looking forward to seeing your institution’s students, staff, faculty and/or delegation in New York City this August!