Journal Prompts

A. Before the conference

  • What do you hope to learn at the YA?
  • What aspect of the YA are you most excited for?
  • What is one S.M.A.R.T.* goal you want to complete while at the YA?

B. During the conference

  • What session(s) did you attend?
  • What was the most interesting session today?
  • What is one unanswered question that you have from today’s session?
  • What is one thing you can do to solve a problem discussed today?
  • How did you feel about the session and what did you take away?
  • What do you hope to accomplish after the YA?

C. After the conference

  • Write a message to your future self
  • What is your call to action?
  • Reflecting back to when you applied for the YA, did you achieve/learn what you expected to? How so, and if not, why?
  • How have you grown as a global change-maker? What areas do you still see a need for improvement or growth?
  • What is one S.M.A.R.T.* goal you want to complete once you get home in order to continue spreading the knowledge you have learned at the YA?

*S.M.A.R.T. = Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound