Youth Development Opportunities


Engage with The Youth Assembly community and join the conversation online and in person

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The Youth Assembly participants are invited to reflect and record their experiences as a Delegate/Observer to the 22nd Session of The Youth Assembly.

Participants are encouraged to write a short response to the journal prompts sent via email and share them via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DelegateDiaries.

How to Participate

More information will be announced via email.

YA Connect

The YA Connect sessions are informal social gatherings during the conference that aim to connect Delegates and Observers with shared experiences, home region, or interests in the SDGs.

Participants are welcome to share their #DelegateDiaries during these sessions!

How to Participate

More information will be announced via email.



YA Word Cloud

Want to visually represent your voice? The YA Word Cloud is your opportunity to add your voice to hundreds of other young leaders and become a part of The Youth Assembly Word Cloud.

How to Participate

More information will be announced via email.

The Word Cloud will be presented during the closing ceremony of the Youth Assembly. Stay tuned!

YA Alumni: Panel Discussion

This panel brings together exceptional YA alumni in conversation with Delegates and Observers to learn about how their YA experience informed their professional and academic trajectories in transformative ways. The panel will discuss various opportunities available to Delegates and Observers, including the following: Ambassadors Program, Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge (SVC), The Youth Assembly Impact Challenge, Peer Mentorship Program, Outstanding Youth Delegate Award, Impact Facilitator Initiative, and Delegation Partner.

The YA alumni will share how they have leveraged these opportunities, share their current projects, give advice to first-time Delegates, and offer guidance for participants who are interested in pursuing exciting opportunities as YA alums.

How to participate

Are you ready to embark on your post-YA journey with us? Session date and time will be announce soon! 

YA Ambassadors: Orientation and Meet & Greet

The Ambassadors Program was created as an extension to The Youth Assembly flagship conference. This program allows former Delegates/Observers to remain connected with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and The Youth Assembly. An Ambassador's role includes providing information about the SDGs and recruiting the next generation of Delegates from their respective universities and communities.

The Youth Assembly participants are invited to attend the Ambassadors Orientation Session and meet the current Ambassadors to learn about their experiences and how they can be involved.

How to participate

Your journey to becoming an Ambassador starts here! Session date and time will be announce soon!

YA Peer Mentoring Sessions

The peer mentoring sessions are designed for Delegates and Observers who are interested in social entrepreneurship.

The sessions take place during the flagship conference, where participants can seek personal advice and support from our Peer Mentors, who are experienced young entrepreneurs with successful social ventures.

How to Participate

More information will be announced via email.

Who are the Peer Mentors?

The following young leaders and entrepreneurs have developed their own successful social ventures and will be offering their expertise to delegates during the Youth Assembly:

Schwarzman Scholars

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF) is thrilled to announce its partnership with Schwarzman Scholars for the upcoming session of The Youth Assembly in August 2018.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. 

Make sure to look out for further details on what opportunities will be available for The Youth Assembly participants in the coming weeks!

Read the Press Release here →