Leading Through A Crisis
All across the world, young leaders are fostering community and hope in their countries.
This month, we honor their leadership.
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D I G I T A L O R G A N I Z I N G
With #Students_Against_COVID trending on Twitter, students are aiming to tackle disinformation and share educational resources online. Advocates for Youth in Washington, D.C. has created a COVID-19 organizing toolkit written by youth for youth. And the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing has released a Rapid Respond Fund. The award is for small-budget youth-led nonprofits that organize marginalized, low-income people, ages 13-25. Grants are up to $2000 and can be used for remote organizing, mutual aid, campaigns, etc. FCYO is also hosting calls with youth organizers.
G L O B A L S O L I D A R I T Y
On the website Voices of Youth, young people from all over the world are submitting their reflections on COVID-19. Both the Africa Youth COVID-19 Roundtable and the United Nations are regularly gathering youth leaders online to brainstorm on ways to influence policy. You can read more about international changemakers here.