Who is building the future?
Why It Matters
With our runway for addressing SDGs uncertain and a price tag growing on saving the planet for the next generation, the search for social innovations and sustainable solutions is more pressing than ever. Sharing decision-making power with youth is a vital piece of the puzzle.
We continue to look to government, corporations, the not-for-profit sector, and academia, seeking established adult experts to guide us to the right solutions. Consistently excluded from these conversations and decision-making tables is the group that will be most affected by the impact of our global issues—our youth.
Youth are often disregarded or their efforts toward change are dismissed. But more young people than ever are starting to recognize the power of their ideas and voices and that their efforts can, indeed, change the world.
Youth cannot be written off as juvenile or lacking necessary expertise to build scalable, impactful, and even profitable solutions. Youth are acutely aware of the dangers
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