From local engagement to global thematic campaigns, TakingITGlobal's programs enable young people around the world to mobilize and collaborate with their peers.
Creating Local Connections
In 2005, TakingITGlobal initiated a program in Russia to engage youth and encourage use of our tools. With support from Microsoft, Russian youth were able to connect into TIG's online community, addressing a number of different issues that affected them (download the final project report). This first iteration of Creating Local Connections served as the basis for the following projects in other regions and countries around the world.
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD): A project of Youth Service America (YSA), which partnered with the Global Youth Action Network to launch in 2000 and coordinate. GYSD followed the succes of National Youth Service Day, which YSA has organized since 1987. GYSD became the world's largest annual celebration of young volunteers in 2002, and engages millions of young people in over 100 countries during a weekend in April. GYSD is supported and organized by a consortium of national and international organizations, and national committees in about 125 countries. Learn more about GYSD.
4th World Youth Congress: Regeneration 2008
In August 2008, TakingITGlobal was an organizing partner of the World Youth Congress, a series of international conferences for young people to celebrate, learn and engage in youth-led development. With a specific focus on addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals, 525 delgates from around the world came to Quebec City for a 10-day event that involved celebration, skills building workshops and seminars, as well as an opportunity for delegates to take concrete action with community organizations in the area. More information can be found at the Congress website. The follow video was produced by TakingITGlobal for the Closing Ceremony.
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