New site amplifies role of young people to create positive social change

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YouthMovements.org features a map to display events, organizations and projects across global issues areas allowing young people to discover more about the opportunities to get involved in their own communities or about global developments across the issues that matter to them. The knowledge hub collects information tool kits and best practices to allow new projects to benefit from the successes and lessons learned from previous efforts of youth organizers.   The new site will also help organizations effectively share information about their projects, to promote projects and initiatives collaboratively, and to help track and celebrate the collective progress being made worldwide to tackle the world’s most challenging issues. Supported by Knight Foundation, YouthMovements.org is a project of TakingITGlobal, the largest online community of young people interested in global issues and creating positive change. TakingITGlobal uses the power of online community to facilitate global education, social entrepreneurship and civic engagement for millions of youth worldwide. “YouthMovements.org is a transformational idea that will strengthen and celebrate youth leadership around the world,” said Jeff Coates, Strategic Initiative Associate at Knight Foundation. The launch of the site coincides with a YouthMovements Summit in New York City, exploring the past, present and future of the youth engagement sector to find ways to amplify its impact. During the two days, youth engagement leaders will share, learn and gain insight as they work together to shape the future of the sector as part of a learning community and collaborative network.