UNAG strives to offer all children and adolescents a safe and supportive space within which they can explore, discuss, and partner on issues related to human rights and social change. UNAG also seeks to develop youth awareness, leadership, community building, and critical thinking skills through active and substantive participation with peers and decision makers nationally and globally. UNAG offers a wide range of educational and practical opportunities through which youth may grow professionally.
The UNAG Youth and Education Program aims to develop the analytical, research, and self-expression skills that young people need to think critically about their world and engage actively in democratic processes. Activities conducted within this area seek to advance opportunities and resources for youth through education initiatives, school reform, and extracurricular programs.
Specific projects include:
Youth for Change - Building For the Future - an initiative to empower youth and support activism with an extensive outreach element.
UNAG School - innovative curricula for active citizens
Youth Democracy Clubs - discussion forums and webspace
Model UN and Role Plays - hands-on opportunities to learn democracy and international politics
My Senior Friend - Building friendships for better future