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Ambassador, United State of Women, Dr. Khalilah Shabazz (US)

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Dr. Shabazz is Promoting Equality For Women of Color in the Education Pipeline Dr. Khalilah Shabazz likens the transformative journey of the butterfly to her own life of challenges, resilience, vulnerability, and change. An Indianapolis, IN native, Shabazz started college as an 18 yr. old single-parent purposed to shatter the stereotype of the uneducated and unproductive teenage mother and later …

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Game Changer: Erna Grasz (United States & Africa)

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Erna Grasz is Educating East African Youth to Thrive in a Global Economy Erna Grasz was raised by an immigrant father and an orphaned mother in the deep south of Mississippi and Texas. She developed a passion for education at a young age through her teachers and Girl Scout leaders despite her family background of not attending college. She quickly …

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Living the Legends of Others by Meghan Gardner

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At Wizards and Warriors STEM Camp, our campers are Heroes who play a role in an ongoing live story where they battle monsters and solve mysteries, while “powering up” through learning STEM. It sounds like a computer game, but campers are actually wearing costumes, wielding foam swords, and running into battle with their friends at their side.  However, at this …

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Developing Youth As Global Citizens By Adewumi Mojisola  

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Developing youth as global citizens involves a process by which young people are empowered with resources and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their full potentials and contribute meaningfully to society. The emerging global challenges of 21 st century require the evolution of youth rising to their responsibilities, and civic duties to build a sustainable world that left no …

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Game Changer: Linda Calhoun (United States)

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Linda Calhoun is Inspiring the World’s Youth Through Role Model Interviews Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California.  A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda’s career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important …

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network is Empowering Youth as Change Agents

In Education, Employment, Empowerment, Features 14, Stakeholders 14, Youth by Mary Kurek1 Comment

In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched its official youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.  SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, …