Honoring Young Change-Makers Making a Difference in Global Problem Solving
Young individuals are making a significant impact in the fight against extreme poverty, and their efforts are being recognized and rewarded through the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award. This annual award, presented in partnership with Cisco, a global partner of Global Citizen, aims to celebrate and support young change-makers between the ages of 18 and 30 who are dedicated to creating a better world for all. The 2024 award offers a $250,000 prize to the organization that the recipient contributes to.
Applications Open for the 2024 Award
The call for applications for the 2024 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award is now open. Young leaders with a proven track record of making a measurable impact in advancing one or more of the United Nations’ Global Goals over the past 3-5 years are encouraged to apply. The application period, which began on November 2, 2023, will remain open until December 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. PT.
Recognizing Youth as Global Problem Solvers
The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award was established to highlight the crucial role that young people play in achieving the UN’s Global Goals. It is a testament to the fact that young individuals have the determination, resilience, and influence required to address global challenges, including ending extreme poverty. The award acknowledges the significant contributions made by these young leaders and encourages them to continue their vital work.
Previous Winners Leading the Way
Past recipients of the Cisco Youth Leadership Award have showcased remarkable innovation and dedication in their efforts to drive positive change. From providing essential services to schoolchildren in Kenya and healthcare access to children in India to supplying clean water to communities in Rwanda and neighboring regions, these youth leaders have demonstrated that transformative change is possible. Moreover, they have developed technologies to empower women in agriculture and reduce food waste in India.
The Importance of Youth Voices
Millie Bobby Brown, the actress and UNICEF ambassador, aptly captured the essence of this award when she stated, “Young people don’t want to be talked about. We want to do the talking.” The youth are not just the leaders of the future; they are leaders of today, making tangible differences in the world. This award aims to listen to and support their voices, acknowledging that they are essential in the mission to end extreme poverty.
How to Apply
If you are a young change-maker with a compelling vision for creating a better world and a proven impact in advancing global goals, you are encouraged to apply for the 2024 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award. To access the application and learn more about the award, visit the official Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award page.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your contributions in the fight against extreme poverty and to receive the support needed to extend your impact further. Apply now and be a part of the global movement to make the world a better place for all.
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