BLOG New Horizons: Highlights from YA24 By Andrew Macdonald Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well. I’m pleased to share with you some updates on what we’ve been up to, as well as a glimpse into what’s next at the Friendship Ambassadors. I will soon be celebrating my one-year anniversary at FAF, and as […]
VIDEO A Better Future Starts with Friendship By Andrew Macdonald Friendship – interesting word. Its been around for a thousands of years, it’s going to be around for a thousands more. It’s been studied, discussed, debated for millennium in fields from communications, anthropology, psychology, and of course, philosophy. In fact, the great philosopher Aristotle devoted […]
YOUTH VOICE New York City: The Youth Assembly Experience By Brittany Brown Home to The Youth Assembly for 15 years, New York City is the ultimate melting pot with millions of visitors each year. New York is a place where every nationality imaginable is represented and also celebrated. The diverse population makes this beautiful city […]
YOUTH VOICE Washington DC: “New Horizons” for The Youth Assembly by Sabrina Batista This summer, the 24th Youth Assembly is following its theme of “New Horizons”. For the first time, our flagship event will be held at the Capital of the United States – Washington DC. As a complement to the Youth Assembly, our delegates […]
YOUTH VOICE The Youth Assembly Bug by Raina Kadavil The Youth Assembly is an incredible thing: once you experience one, you have to keep going back for more. That’s because this is no ordinary conference: it is three days of empowering speakers, think-outside-the-box workshops, hands-on learning, new friendships, and lots of laughter, tears, and smiles […]
BLOG Theory of Change: The Friendship Ambassadors’ Focus and Solution by Andrew Macdonald Earlier this year, I wrote a piece that put a spotlight on the many great unsung events in the history of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. It was indeed inspiring as it was invaluable in creating a framework that would help guide our […]
YOUTH VOICE 21st-century Youth at the Crossroads by Rebakaone Bowe It’s 6:30 am, and I’m on the train headed to the hospital. I have a Pediatrics mid-core evaluation in the afternoon, and an upcoming shelf exam breathing down my neck. I count the number of stops left to disembark while swaying swiftly to my ever-so […]
BLOG Navigating The World of Social Entrepreneurship How To Create a Solid Proposal by Yumna Khan While educational opportunities are improving rapidly across the world, it was not too long ago when most education systems were designed for the generations that had come before us, as rightly argued by Sir Ken Robinson, a renowned education […]
Inspired by Delegates’ call for engagement opportunities beyond The Youth Assembly, the GDL Series combines the flagship conference with a comprehensive enrichment program package that consists of field visits, working group sessions, special events, and accommodations.
Teniendo en cuenta nuestro presente, es difícil ignorar las crisis a las que aún nos enfrentamos: millones de personas viven en extrema pobreza, existen numerosos conflictos violentos y nos hallamos ante una creciente crisis ambiental. Éstos son solo algunos de los temas sobre los que tanto los jóvenes como todos nosotros debemos actuar urgentemente. La idea de que los jóvenes no ven estas crisis como realistas, no les afecta o no les interesa es errónea.
When considering our current times, it is hard to draw away from the urgent crises we face – millions still in extreme poverty, deadly conflicts raging, and a growing environmental crisis. These are just some of the issues where concerted action by youth, and indeed by all, is desperately needed. However, the idea that these crises are hopeless, or that young people are disaffected and disinterested is wrong.