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“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace.”

~ Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations 

Broaden your horizons by considering resources and opportunities like those below. Explore, pursue, utilize, apply, share onward. Shape yourself as you help shape the world. 

  • Global Glimpse, empowering secondary students from around the world to develop leadership skills, connect with each other, and engage in life-changing experiences in the developing world.

  • The High North Fellowship, a monthly stipend and travel grant for students from the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea who attend an institution in Norway (for free).  

  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, sign up as a student member and enjoy learning, networking, and career prospects under the broad umbrella of foreign policy. 

  • Future Leaders Connect, a program and leadership network for young people, ages 18-35, interested in addressing today’s global challenges. 

  • National High School Essay Contest, sponsored by the American Foreign Service Association, on a peacebuilding topic of global and diplomatic significance. 

Global Youth Award

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders in a highly interconnected world. We honor and spotlight young people who demonstrate great potential toward that end. Nominations are welcome from educators, community leaders, and Sister City chapters worldwide. Awards will be presented to young global citizens on as many continents as nominations represent. 

Young global citizens (ages 15-21) should be nominated on the basis of activities and involvements related to the following: 

  • Curricular and extra-curricular events.
  • Community organizations.
  • Community events with local/global emphasis.
  • Attention to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Click here for the nomination form.



Asheville Area Local/Global Connections

  • lots of things to list and link here