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Why sponsor the Youth Assembly?

The United Nations has identified five “megatrends” that will shape our world over the course of this century: climate change and nature degradation, inequalities, urbanization, rapid population changes and technological revolution. With approximately 1.2 billion people aged 15-24 years accounting for 16% of the global population, young people must be the center of the social change needed to address these challenges.

Youth Assembly sponsors 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 propel ideas from creation to implementation

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Sponsorship helps attendees create impact at home

By engaging the next generation of leaders and decision makers, you’ll be working towards actively creating a better world. Here are three delegates whose participation in the Youth Assembly sparked impact projects on the ground post-event:

Fatema Alblooshi

“The major way in which the YA has informed delegate projects is by instilling practical knowledge and learning from the experience of established professionals / entrepreneurs. Most were inspired by attending sessions about social entrepreneurship and sessions exploring social issues around the world.”

Daniel Sebugwawo

“The Youth Assembly has been the spark that has inspired the delegates I am working with to ever think of doing something that makes a difference in their communities. My Delegates explained that the Youth Assembly exposed them to know and understand the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Moiz Lakhani

“The YA has helped the delegates most in learning about the SDGs and their relevance in social entrepreneurship. I remember speaking to one delegate via call about how throughout the YA she was able to learn about the 2030 agenda as well as, the different SDG’s allowing her to subsequently establish the foundations for her social venture.”

Sponsorship levels

We are dedicated to making the Youth Assembly a diverse, inclusive, accessible event that includes young people from as many countries and communities as possible. This cannot be done without the support of generous Youth Assembly Sponsors. As a sponsor you can empower and connect with the next generation of leaders while demonstrating in a tangible way, your organization’s commitment to diversity by developing youth from countries and backgrounds around the world to tackle global challenges and transform their vision for a better future into action.

Below are the various sponsorship opportunities that are available at the Youth Assembly.


  • Receive 10 complimentary tickets for representatives of your organization and/or key clients and partners
  • Acknowledgement during plenary sessions
  • Logo included on Youth Assembly website, banners and promotional materials
  • Short description of organization included in conference program and website
  • Social media content reaching over 390k followers
  • Branded promotional materials provided to delegates
  • Sponsor video on media platforms
  • Exhibit Booth at the Opportunities Fair to connect with youth delegates
  • Sponsor remarks in Plenary
  • Sponsor-written article published on website
  • Sponsor promo materials placed inside of the main panel sessions
  • Connect with youth delegates of any age group or region in a session customized for you
  • Opportunity to interview delegates for promotional videos

Specific sponsorship opportunities

Support the Youth Assembly by sponsoring services, materials or other activities for attendees. By helping us reduce the overall cost of the event, you can help AFS provide more financial support to participants while showcasing your product or service in front of an international audience of young people. Please contact AFS to discuss putting together a sponsorship package that works for your organization.

Sponsor the Gala Event


Our youth delegates come together for an exclusive voyage through a sightseeing boat tour of Manhattan. Delegates experience the New York City skyline and iconic monuments through the East River and Hudson River in this dinner and dancing cruise. Thesponsoring organization may address the delegates in an informal setting. Prominent signage and recognition of the sponsor in all promotional materials and at the venue.

Sponsor Culturefest at Closing Ceremony


Hundreds of delegates share dances, songs, and traditional clothing from their cultures and countries in this multicultural showcase extravaganza at the Closing Ceremony. CultureFest celebrates diversity and friendships as a powerful force for positive change in the world. Prominent sponsor recognition in all promotional materials and opportunity to give sponsor remarks at the closing ceremony.

Sponsor the Opportunities Fair


Beyond the Conference, attendees meet and greet our partners and interact with impact or mission-driven organizations who arelooking for youth talent and participation in their campaigns and initiatives. The sponsoring organization’s name and logo will beprominently listed as a sponsor of the Opportunities Fair, and included in outreach and promotional materials.

Youth Assembly Lanyards


Delegates receive conference lanyards with the logo of the sponsoring organization which they wear throughout their experience.

Sponsor Technology and Wifi


The Conference venue will have wifi accessible to all attendees and tech set up in each panel and workshop room. The sponsoringorganization will be recognized in promotional materials and on placards with wifi information.

Sponsor Youth Assembly live webcasting of Plenaries


The Conference kicks off with inspirational and keynote speeches by key luminaries and leaders in youth and global development. The Conference ends with a Closing Ceremony of major awards and recognition for outstanding and distinguished youth leaders making an impact globally. Both Plenaries are live webcasted on our social media channels reaching over 350k people globally.

Sponsor the Action & Impact Hub


Delegates have the opportunity to present the exceptional work they are doing and share ideas to inspire action in this showcase event. The sponsoring organization may address the participants at the event as well as have a special banner placed in the room.

Sponsor Networking Sessions


The Youth Assembly Delegates come from an extraordinary range of backgrounds, regions and fields of expertise. YA Connect will provide a networking platform for delegates to meet, learn from, and potentially form partnerships with those working in a similar field. Light refreshments will be provided.

Youth Scholarships


The largest percentage of youth interested in attending the Youth Assembly are from developing countries. Many of them require additional funds to access this unique opportunity. Help bright, young delegates overcome financial barriers to attend the Youth Assembly and make an impact in their home community. Your donation will contribute to a merit-based scholarship fund offered to youth with financial needs. Scholarship contributions can be restricted or unrestricted based on the Partner’s needs (such as choosing to sponsor delegates from select countries, regions, fields of study.

Reserve your sponsorship opportunity now

Contact: Milena Miladinovic

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