On November 26 Forks for Change (UCP-SARnet Club at ASU) organized a meeting introducing to ASU students international organization affiliated with UN: the World Youth Alliance. The program included presentations by the US Coordinators of WYA Emily Matich and Amanda Pirih, as well as inspirational poetry jam. If you were on of the 40 participants of the even, we would appreciate your comments
The World Youth Alliance'seducational programs are designed to equip students, of any age, to promote and defend the dignity of the human person through advocacy and culture either directly, as active members, or wherever they find themselves in the course of a lifetime. A variety of formal and informal educational programs provide opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of human dignity as well as a greater commitment to defending and promoting this essential truth about the human person. Ultimately, the desired educational outcome is the formation of individuals who embrace a worldview that situates the dignity and worth of every human person at the center and whose lives reflect this understanding and commitment.
WYA participates directly at the UN, offering language proposals, sharing grassroots experiences and working one-on-one with delegates to develop person-centered policies. We bring youth delegates to various annual UN commissions, including: the Commission for Social Development, the Commission on the Status of Women, and the Commission on Population and Development. Members can participate at the UN by: Applying for an Advocacy Fellowship (law students only), applying for a WYA Headquarters internship in New York, or inquiring about attending a specific commission/conference. See our Youth Voices at the UN Program for opportunities. WYA also maintains a presence at the European Union Institutions (EU), and the Organization of American states (OAS).
On November 27 Amanda and Emily presented WYA to students of Gilbert High School:
Please visit the WAY's websites and share with others your reflections on the mission and programs of this organization.