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The Global Youth Empowerment Fund taps into an often-forgotten renewable resource:
the passion and energy of young people.
THE GLOBAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FUND
Mobilizes young people, ages 18 to 40, to advance the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through targeted community projects that create awareness and ownership of community progress among all citizens.
Engages all sectors of society
—business, government and civil society— in the Global Goals by supporting youth-led, community-based initiatives worldwide.
Demonstrates the power of young people to create sustainable change, using the JCI Active Citizen Framework, on a global scale through advocacy, action and evaluation.
PARTNER WITH US
 
WHO WE ARE
The Global Youth Empowerment Fund was created through a partnership of
JCI and the SDG Action Campaign. The Fund is managed and administered by JCI
in partnership with the SDG Action Campaign under the strategic direction
of the Fund’s Board of Trustees.
THE GLOBAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dawn Hetzel
JCI President
Arrey Obenson
JCI Secretary General
Mitchell Toomey
SDG Action Campaign Director
Anthony Parkes
Executive Director of the ICC
Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder
World Bank Group
Jennifer Kushell
Young & Successful Media and YSN.com
Chris Hale
kountable
Jan van Nieuwamerongen
Admicom Systems B.V.
Farzana Chowdhury
Green Delta Insurance
Vivian Onano
Women & Girls Advocate and Youth Leader
Babajide Olatunde-Agbeja
Boff & Company Insurance Brokers Limited
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body for the Global Youth Empowerment Fund. The board chooses which projects
receive funding, approves changes to grant awards, and guides the strategic direction of the Global Youth Empowerment Fund.
 
ABOUT THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

ABOUT JCI (JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL)
JCI is a nonprofit organization with nearly 200,000 members in 120 countries. JCI provides development opportunities and empower young people ages 18 to 40 from around the world to create positive change and sustainable impact by uniting all sectors of society.
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ABOUT SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN
Established in 2002 as the UN Millennium Campaign to support citizen participation in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDG Action Campaign is now working to inspire people from around the world to take action advancing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
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