Cultivating youth social change leaders

by America Solidaria
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Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders
Cultivating youth social change leaders


CONCAUSA aims to bring together 51 social change leaders from across the Americas to develop their capacity as leaders and strengthen the sustainable development projects that they are carrying out to make a positive change in their communities.

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Youth between the ages 10 and 24 represent approximately a quarter of the world's population, with massive potential to benefit their societies politically, culturally, and economically. However, while they are a vulnerable population group that is more likely than most to be affected by poverty, exclusion, and climate change, they are often excluded from global decision-making. What would happen if we took the solutions of youth social change leaders seriously?


Across the Americas, young people are leading initiatives to address environmental, social, and economic issues facing their communities. Our program seeks to engage youth in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals and strengthen their project management skills, both to develop innovative and collaborative solutions, and to mobilize the future leaders of the hemisphere. To this end, we will bring together 51 young social change leaders for a week-long training and summit in Santiago.

Long-Term Impact

By training and empowering adolescent leaders, we are preparing generations of young people to lead their communities in addressing the challenges they face. In addition to the growth experienced by the participants, CONCAUSA impacts hundreds of community members served by their projects in topics like recycling, permaculture, nutrition, and peacebuilding. Since the initiative began we have mobilized a total of 4141 youth applicants working actively on social change projects.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

America Solidaria

Location: Providencia, Santiago - Chile
Project Leader:
Diego Rivera
Santiago , Chile

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