The (Re)Connecting Youth Initiative's successful first phase draws to a close, leaving a legacy from which to learn and a foundation on which to build.
Clustered around a table at The Rhino, a popular coffeehouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, four high school students plotted and planned. The next day, Ta'Mya, David, Annika, and Robert would have less than an hour to present key challenges...
"We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."
Romina Bandura of CSIS highlights the linkages between SDGs 8 and 16, the need for partnerships, and the importance of inclusivity.
Real change requires partnerships, and real partnerships must include young people.