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)


Target Audience


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


Register for the 2021 Youth
Global Citizens Summit

Register for the 2021 Youth
Global Citizens Summit