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Hello 👋
 
We did it! Together, we amplified the voice of youth by making the Y20 Summit open to the world!

As a young person, I understand the value of being empowered. I had mentors who taught me the importance of mentoring others. So, when Othman shared the Y20 Community concept with me, I felt that this Community had vast potential to empower youth worldwide by amplifying their voices. The Community has a strong base to build upon, the Y20, an internationally recognized youth platform, with recurring engagements with world leaders. The Y20 Community can have a real and direct impact world wide. We can create lasting and sustainable impact. 
 
One of the Global Dialogue Fellows shared in a recent session, “This experience has been an incredible opportunity to maintain optimism, focus, and the spark to DO something for our communities during this time. It is greatly inspiring and helpful on personal and professional levels."

Yes! You all are a spark of inspiration. Thanks to your involvement, the Y20 Community has engaged more than 300 Y20 alumni and reached 7.5 million people from more than 100 countries through our virtual activities. Congratulations!


We invite you to join us to celebrate these achievements on November 10 during the Y20 Community: Rewind & Fast Forward! We will celebrate our achievements, plan for our future, and hear presentations from the Global Dialogue Fellows. RSVP at y20community.org/alumnicommunity 

Thank you for being an inspiration. Thank you for being an active member of our Y20 Community. 

Sincerely,

Arwa AlHarbi
Y20 Community Taskforce Lead, Y20 Saudi Arabia

P.S. We invite you to watch Y20 Summit highlights here.
 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS  ⌵︎
 
✅ November 10, 12-2:00 PM GMT - Y20 Community: Rewind & Fast Forward - Join us to celebrate everything we have accomplished and to share your ideas for the future! A highlight of this event will be workshops led by our own Global Dialogue Fellows! RSVP at: y20community.org/alumnicommunity.
 
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS  ⌵︎
 
#WhatWouldYouSay - Talk Shows Launch to Amplify Youth Voice

The Y20 2020 Talk Shows are an initiative by the Y20 2020. Its purpose is to highlight to the world the positions, output, and impact of the youth and the Y20 delegates on the three Y20 focus areas in 2020: Future Fit, Global Citizenship, and Youth Empowerment. We invite you to watch as your Y20 Community members share their insights. We also invite you to use these Talk Shows to initiate conversations. Host a virtual event. Gather friends for a virtual discussion group. Join the conversation and sharing using #WhatWouldYouSay. Watch the talk shows here: y20community.org/talkshows.
 
Top 15 Videos Announced from Youth Priorities Initiative

Inspired by the empowering, passionate, insightful, creative, and touching submissions from around the world, the Y20 is excited to present the Top 15 Youth Creators and their videos focused on Future Fit, Global Citizenship, and Youth Empowerment! This creative group of individuals used their video submissions to answer the question, “what do world leaders need to know to help young people around the world?” Check out their videos here: y20community.org/opencall.

 
Y20 ALUMNI PROFILES ⌵︎
 
Y20’s remarkable alumni and organizers, now a network of more than 500 strong, have advanced social impact in their local and global communities. Y20 alumni and organizers are distinguished leaders selected for their commitment to amplifying youth voices through policy work. We invite you to get to know the Y20 Community through these featured profiles. Here are two of our changemakers:
 
💡 DISTY WINATA was an Indonesian delegate at the Y20 Summit in Paris, France in 2011. Realizing the power of youth in development at the Y20 Summit, she continued to advocate for development issues in the 2012 G(irls)20 Summit and has spoken at the Model United Nations events and panels in Indonesia and globally. Born in Indonesia, raised in Canada, and living in Australia, Disty is currently a cultural researcher at Kantar Consulting and a digital communications socioeconomic consultant for the United Nations. Disty appreciates her Y20 Community involvement, "The Y20 is a great opportunity for young leaders who are making an impact to have their voices amplified on a bigger stage. Now, with the strong network of the Y20 Community, we have a platform to equip more young leaders to be ready to keep up and innovate towards today’s and tomorrow’s challenges."
 
💡 FELIPE HONORATO is the Head of Delegation for Brazil for Y20 Saudi Arabia 2020. Felipe is a university professor and is a researcher in the field of international migrations. He believes that diplomacy is an important tool for the promotion of peace and diversity. As a researcher in the field of international migration, Felipe has been studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young migrants. He would like to see the Y20 Community continue to grow in a diverse way, bringing together young people from the most diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
 
💡 STEPHANIE BURRELL  was a United Kingdom delegate for the Y20 China in 2016 and is currently a Global Leadership Fellow and Practice Lead at the World Economic Forum. At the Forum, she leads Digital Membership and her work aims to support people to better understand the fluid inter-relationships between global issues to help them make more informed decisions. She serves as an Alumni Leadership Board member of the Sutton Trust, an educational charity based in the UK, where she contributes to designing, delivering and evaluating alumni initiatives to improve social mobility.  
 
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