Why Partner with the Youth Assembly

Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years (youth are up to 35 years old in some countries), accounting for 16% of the global population. The  highest percentage of youth live in the least developed countries. While youth potential has remained largely unfulfilled, young people’s level of engagement in social issues has skyrocketed. According to the  United Nations, youth are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Youth Assembly partners play an important role in the development of our program. You’ll contribute ideas, resources, expertise, volunteer power, and in-kind support as we work towards accomplishing our mission of empowering youth for global change. 

Join us in building a movement of emerging leaders. Help us nurture a large network of young delegates from around the world. Provide learning and networking opportunities, promote intergenerational dialogue and propeling ideas from creation to implementation. By engaging the next generation of leaders and decision makers, you’ll be working towards shaping a more interconnected world.

Contact Yumna Khan, The Youth Assembly Manager, to partner with us

Get involved in a way that works best for you

  1. Send a Youth Assembly Delegation

  2. Become a Youth Assembly Program Partner

  3. Sponsor the Youth Assembly

  4. Sponsor Scholarships

Contact Yumna Khan, The Youth Assembly Manager, to partner with us

Our Partners

Our prominent partners include the United Nations, World Bank Group, UNESCO, ILO, Idealist, Chemonics, PepsiCo, Microsoft, PwC, Instagram, Virgin Unite, Novartis, SDSN, the Huffington Post, UNA-USA, WCS, the Nature Conservancy, the Climate Reality Project, Liter of Light, Terracycle, and more.

AFS-USA is proud to join in partnership with AFS Intercultural Programs and the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to present the Youth Assembly.

As a leader in intercultural education, AFS-USA is committed to fostering global competency skills in our schools and communities across the United States. In alignment with the US Department of Education’s International Strategy, AFS-USA offers intercultural learning and global citizenship classroom resources along with opportunities for educational travel to uniquely weave global competence concepts into the everyday work of our nation’s educators. AFS-USA believes that any student or educator can become a global citizen when schools partner with AFS-USA and offers tools and experiences to learn and grow through professional development, networking and sharing resources.


About the Youth Assembly

The Youth Assembly is a global platform that cultivates an international network of young leaders and changemakers through exchange, education, action and impact. It empowers the next generation with opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, trailblazers, and influencers; develop global competence and critical skills; and transform their vision for a better future into action.

  • One of the world’s largest youth events focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Founded in 2004, with roots going back to 1958
  • 20,000 Alumni from 160 countries, including the UN Secretary General’s first-ever Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi & Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan
  • Delegates receive multiples leadership opportunities, awards and can win prizes of up to $10,000 dollars to fund their social impact projects, and recognition on a global stage