Youth Leadership Summit 2022

Sister Cities International is excited to announce that this year’s Youth Leadership Summit will take place virtually in two parts!

YLS 2022 – Part 1

The first part of the summit will consist of monthly “SCI Youth Chats” on May 31, June 29, and July 20, 2022. Each chat will feature a different theme. These chats will be open to high school students around the world and will feature leading expert speakers in their fields. 

YLS 2022 – Part 2 

The second part of the program, “Youth Leadership Summit – Public Forum” will take place during the International Day of Youth, on August 12, 2022 and will be open to participation from our global audience. During the program, participants will have a chance to learn more about Sister Cities International, listen to the experiences of SCI Youth Chats participants and view unique artwork from our Young Artists and Authors Showcase!

sci Youth chats
MAY 31, JUNE 29, JULY 20, 2022

Are you a high school student who wants to meet other people from around the world?

Are you wondering how you can take action on global issues?

Have you been searching for a platform where you can share your ideas freely and improve your public speaking skills?

If your answer to these questions is yes, our new program “SCI Youth Chats” is perfect for you!

Additional Notes:

  • To keep the conversation engaging, each session will accept a maximum of 50 students. 
  • After filling out the registration form, students will be notified of their acceptance status a week prior to the program and the spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Students who are not accepted to the program on their first try will be added to our waitlist and will be notified if space becomes available.
  • Students who are accepted but not able to join the program will need to let the SCI team know ASAP to give us enough time to admit students from the waitlist to the conversation.
  • Students can apply to as many conversations as they want.
  • Students will recieve an online certificate at the end of each Youth Chat.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN INSTITUTIONS

Sister Cities International is excited to share that the first SCI Youth Chat successfully concluded on May 31st, 2022!

The program started with Ms. Cynthia Yue’s 2021-2022 UNA-USA Youth Observer to the UN presentation on youth leadership in institutions. Ms. Yue shared her experiences of being a young leader in various organizations and gave advice to our students to help them with their leadership journey. After Ms. Yue’s presentation, students started the discussion portion of the program, moderated by the 2021 YLS Alumna, Ms. Maya Young. Throughout the discussion, participants shared their leadership stories, compared leadership traits, and examined different cultural approaches to youth leadership in institutions.

Check out Ms. Cynthia Yue’s presentation below!

May Program Details

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN INSTITUTIONS

We are excited to announce that during our first SCI Youth Chat we will discuss “Youth Leadership in Institutions” in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions!

As an avid supporter of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we understand the importance of advocating for a more inclusionary future. This diverse and equitable future cannot be achieved without youth participation in decision-making and an emphasis on youth leadership in all aspects of our community issues.

We will be discussing how to have our governments and other organizations--from town hall meetings to national organizations to international institutions--listen more closely to the voices of the young people they represent. You will hear the experiences of the expert speaker, be able to ask questions, and be able to share your leadership stories with your peers.

Ultimately, what we talk about is up to YOU, the participant, and what you decide to bring to the table!
May 31, 2022 Apply By May 20, 2022!

May Program Details

May 31, 2022 Apply By May 20, 2022!

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN CLIMATE ACTION

SCI Youth Chats – June program was successfully concluded on June 29th, 2022!

The program started with Ms. Jennifer Jun’s, Senior Manager, International Policy
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), presentation on youth leadership in climate action. Ms. Jun shared her experiences at SIWI and suggested various programs that would enhance the leadership skills of our participants. After Ms. Jun’s presentation, students started the discussion portion of the program, moderated by the 2021 YLS Alumna, Ms. Sarah Strasberg. Throughout the discussion, participants shared their unique leadership stories through their projects and listened to different cultural approaches to climate activism.


Check out Ms. Jennifer Jun’s presentation below!

June Program Details

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

SCI Youth Chats – July program was successfully concluded on July 20th, 2022!

The program started with Ms. Karly Hou’s, Founder and Executive Director of The Wave Learning Festival, presentation on youth leadership in education. Ms. Hou shared her experiences leading Wave and suggested various programs that would enhance the leadership skills of our participants. After Ms. Hou’s presentation, students started the discussion portion of the program, moderated by the 2021 YLS Alumna, Ms. Alana Basmajian. Throughout the discussion, participants shared their unique leadership stories through their projects and listened to different cultural approaches to education related activism.

Check out Ms. Karly Hou’s presentation below!

July Program Details

Didn’t get a chance to be part of our youth chats?

Check out our Youth Leadership Summit – Public Forum on Friday, August 12, 2022!

Have a question? Please feel free to contact us at youth@sistercities.org.