In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality, and stop climate change. AFS knows that social, economic, and other important issues today transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one group alone.
Alongside our other AFS Global Awards, this prize reaffirms AFS’s commitment to developing active global citizens from all backgrounds. To solve pressing 21st-century challenges, AFS develops Active Global Citizens who take action to make a positive difference wherever they live, learn, work, and volunteer.
This prize is made possible thanks to a generous AFS alumni donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Eligibility and Criteria
The Prize will be awarded to an individual who:
- Is no older than 30 years old by October 22, 2020.
- Is in charge of a project that is currently running or has been completed between January 2018 and January 2020. Both must have already demonstrated success in achieving their stated goals.
- Demonstrates how their project is successfully addressing a pressing global issue, tackling one or more of the challenges outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and what this translates into real-life impacts.
- Shows how their project successfully engages others outside their own community/culture and how this aspect is crucial to advancing their work. Projects must rely on intercultural understanding and global competence.
- Articulates how their initiative has significant potential to be scaled up and extended.
Awards and Benefits
The AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens will recognize one young person for their commitment to improving the global community and whose actions contribute to a more just, peaceful, and tolerant world.
How To Apply
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