State of Youth 2016: Aspire to Inspire!

State of Youth 2016: Aspire to Inspire!
past 2 months ago

Starts: Friday, 7 October, 2016 08:30am

Ends: Friday, 7 October, 2016 03:00pm

Event Details

The ‘State of Youth’ is an annual conference that brings young people together to discuss important issues facing their immediate communities and how this plays into some the larger issues concerning young people globally. It invites young people to connect, reflect and ask: how can we, as young people, play a role in finding solutions? The conference participants include young activists, students, leaders, academics and experts in different fields.

The State of Youth is more than just a conference. It is a growing community of young leaders who do not just discuss global challenges – they take real, concrete steps towards solving them. This year, our conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda and is themed as “Aspire to Inspire: Exploring the Power of Creativity”. Essentially, this one-day event will bring together young people from across the country to share ideas, attend workshops, listen and engage with a range of speakers from creative backgrounds to explore how the arts can be used to empower youth to take forward personal and professional goals.

*PLEASE NOTE IN ORDER TO ATTEND YOU MUST RESERVE A TICKET THROUGH THE EVENTBRITE PAGE. SAYING YOU WILL ATTEND ON THIS PAGE WILL NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH A SEAT AT THE CONFERENCE*

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send us an e-mail at globalinstituteforyouth@gmail.com

Can I bring a guest with me?

Yes! Please bring others with you. However, all participants must reserve a ticket in advance, as we have a limited number of seats available.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is free. However, if you are able to contribute, we would greatly appreciate any donation you may be able to offer, to help us cover costs for the event and grow our impact and work. All GIY staff members are volunteers who work for free, so any money donated will go directly to program costs (such as printing, food, etc.) Additionally, we are regrettably unable to provide any financial support for other costs of participation, such as transportation.

I can no longer attend! What should I do?

If you have reserved a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket ASAP and send us an e-mail at globalinstituteforyouth@gmail.com so we can ensure that your spot can go to another interested young person. There is no penalty for cancelling.