2022 Highlights: Youth Visionary Awards, Power Up Conference, Summer Workshops!Posted OnMay 11, 2022 by
Greetings AMP Global Youth Friends and Alums!
I’m Hiba, AMP Global Youth’s Network Coordinator and a second year college student. I’m writing to share some exciting highlights from our network, including the announcement of our three new Global Youth Visionaries, a shout-out to student fellows who organized our Power Up 2022 Conference, and the latest on our summer Global Scholar leadership workshops.
Please read on, share, and join us. Thank you!
Announcing Global Youth Visionaries: Eduarda Zoghbi, Eric Steinberger, and Nisreen Elsaim
We’re honored to award our latest round of Global Youth Visionary Awards to three incredible young leaders doing powerful work to achieve climate justice. Eduarda Zoghbi is a student at Colombia University and works with the Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy Program to increase female representation in the energy sector. Eric Steinberger is the Founder and CEO of Climate Science, which works to provide accurate, complete, and accessible learning resources about realistic solutions to climate change. And Nisreen Elsaim is the Chair of Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change through which she is working to increase the representation of youth climate activists.
All three met with youth in our network to share their advice and encouragement, and remind us of our incredible power to design and demand a better future. Check out our conversations with Eric, Nisreen, and Eduarda on Youtube.
Help us find the next round of Global Youth Visionaries! Winners receive a $200
cash prize for their work and share their wisdom with our network. Share who inspires you now through June 15, and check out the full list of past winners here.
Power Up for Climate Justice! Brings Together Youth and Leaders Online
Our student Fellows Akari and Wissal organized and led an incredible virtual conference focused on climate justice earlier this semester, involving over 75 youth leaders and experts from around the world. We were honored to welcome keynote speakers Dr. Farhana Sultana (Associate Professor at Syracuse University) and Renata Koch Alvarenga (Founder and Director of EmpoderaClima), as well as panelists working on oceans, conservation, clean energy, agriculture, and more. It wouldn’t be an AMP event without some powerful skills training, and Head Trainer Aris delivered the goods with an accelerated Strategic Action Planning Workshop designed to put great ideas into quick and impactful action. Huge thanks to all who joined us, in particular Akari and Wissal for the tremendous organizing! Check out more here.
It is almost time for our Global Scholar summer workshops!
Global Scholar equips youth leaders to be bold and visionary change makers around urgent global challenges. Participants learn about global issues from experts, build tools to engage their peers and communities, and take the next steps in launching purposeful careers. Global Scholars learn with and from some of the brightest young minds working on these issues today.
Here’s the full summer 2022 line up:
Global Scholar: Intensive Global Leadership Accelerator
Session 1: July 5-16. American University
Session 2: July 18-30. Georgetown University
Session 3: July 5-16. Virtual
Our flagship intensive program combines intimate policy seminars with powerful skills training you won’t get anywhere else. This gives Global Scholars the robust knowledge, deep self-awareness, and marketable skills they need to become bold and visionary students, leaders, change makers, and professionals. Join us online or in person to:
Learn from experts working on the front lines of global challenges
Build powerful skills for leading transformative action through fast-paced workshops
Design an impactful project or campaign (you can apply for small grant funding to get it off the ground, too!)
Launch your global career
Explore Washington, D.C.
Learn with and from inspiring youth leaders from around the globe. Last year’s class included participants from over 20 US states and 14 countries
Advancing Gender Justice
July 25-28. Virtual
Join us to explore how our greatest global challenges have a disproportionate impact on women and the LGBTQIA+ community, and build skills to lead the charge to demand a more just world for us all. We will explore framing concepts like human rights, feminism, and gender justice. We’ll then dive into three hallmark issues for the gender justice movement: workplace justice, reproductive rights, and access to education. We’ll cap it all off by building skills for mobilizing our peers and engaging leaders around issues we care about, and drafting a project you can launch in your school or community.
Exploring the Arts and Social Change
August 1-5. NYC (Non-residential). Wait List Only.
Explore key challenges facing us today, from climate change to immigration to racial justice, through an artistic lens. Through seminars with artists and visits to cultural institutions across NYC, you’ll learn first-hand how creative expression has fueled and reflected some of the biggest social movements we see today. We’ll then create content to uplift and inspire, guided by artists working to build a better world. *You do not need to be an artist to join this program.
NEW! Global Scholar Power Pack Clinics. 1-2 day clinics in July and August.
Workshops are appropriate for youth leaders ages 13-17, who are aspiring, new or experienced leaders in their school or community.
Designing a More Just World: From Vision to Reality. July 13-14. Virtual.
We’ll begin by unpacking the youth experience with COVID-19, and its impact on our generation. We then move into artistic visioning around the future of education, work, the economy, and the environment. The experience culminates with learning how to move big ideas from vision to reality. You’ll leave with concrete tools for visioning and launching a bold idea.
Connecting Global Youth for Global Change. July 28. Virtual.
Everything we do rests upon our ability to connect with and inspire others. This one-day workshop is an opportunity for youth leaders to build skills for recruiting, inspiring, and mobilizing friends and peers around issues you care about. We’ll review and practice strategies for facilitation, organizing, and team building. You’ll leave with concrete tips and tools to use in your work.
Launching Your Bold Idea for Big Impact. July 21-22. Virtual.
The best ideas will fall flat without the ability to plan, launch and manage the work. The Launch Workshop focuses on getting ideas off the ground in a way that’s effective, sustainable, and impactful. You’ll leave with concrete tools for strategic planning, evaluation, and fundraising.
All of our summer program participants are eligible to apply for small grant funding to support their work back home, and invited to join ongoing training and coaching opportunities throughout the school year.
Quick Facts on Location, Sessions and Applying:
- Admissions are rolling and scholarship funding is still available.
- Check out testimonials, FAQ, past speakers, an overview of our curriculum and more at www.GlobalScholar.org.
We hope to see you in Washington, D.C., NYC, or Online this summer!