POSTED August 11, 2020
A day to mark youth engagement for global action
As we mark International Youth Day, August 12, support youth in making positive change for the future
Youth today are standing up for their rights, the rights of their neighbours and the health of the planet. At Children Believe we encourage them to be engaged in changing their future for the better, which is why it’s fitting that this week’s International Youth Day is themed “Youth Engagement for Global Action.”
“I call on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible to enable the world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity and contribute to the fullest of their great potential,” says António Guterres, the secretary-general for the United Nations.
Indeed, today’s youth are involved in community-building, as active and engaged citizens. And, it’s important to partner with parents, teachers and community members to champion the voice of the child.
You can help inspire a young person by sponsoring one today. Learn more about how we work in our programs to partner with children for change.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE:
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.