2020 GLOBAL CITIZENS SUMMIT
The 2020 Youth Global Citizens Summit (YGCS) is hosted by Changing Destinations: Journey To Excellence, Inc. in collaboration with its partners. The event brings together youth from diverse racial, cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds who are committed to making a positive difference in their communities. Originally designed to be an in-person event, YGCS will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth participate in three days of interactive activities, panel discussions, and youth presentations on solutions to real-world problems. The theme for the YGCS is Global Citizenship: Passport to Success. Here is the link to the PROGRAM
Day 1 - Thursday, August 20 Time: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Day 2 - Friday, August 21 Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Day 3 - Saturday, August 22 Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Day 3 - Saturday, August 22 Time: 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (Awards Ceremony)
The YGCS is targeted primarily toward middle and high school students. Teachers,
youth development processionals, parents, and college student are included as mentors,
experts, and chaperones (monitoring chat activities).
About the Summit
The aim of the summit is to empower youth through knowledge building, leadership development, collaboration, and global citizenship education. We hope that during the summit, the participants will gain a clear perspective on career decisions, the role of technology in a changing world, and the importance of developing the necessary skills and knowledge to become global citizens. Additionally, participants will be able to identify the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and learn how to take an active role in achieving the global goals. The summit will bring together youth from different countries to deliberate, share ideas, engage in interactive activities, and learn from experts who work with youth in various leadership roles.
Goals & Objectives
Create a platform for leadership development, social emotional learning, community service and global citizenship
Foster discussion and knowledge building to better support youth in STEM engagement initiatives
Increase awareness and investment in career development, assessment, and exploration
Increase youth role in achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals
STEM Global Peer to Peer Project opportunities
Global Citizenship Academy enrollment discounts
Youth showcase their ideas to a global audience of leaders and experts
Network and identify partners and mentors
Distribution of career assessment instruments
Create a virtual exhibition hall for products and services