Youth Empowerment
At the service of youth rights, health, and education

Enabling youth to co-construct fruitful futures

Today, 40.75% of the world’s population is under 25 years old ; the future of the planet and humanity lies in their hands. Investing in youth rights, health, and education is key to achieving an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world for present and future generations, as well as fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). #LearningPlanet’s goal is to ensure that youth are involved in all decisions concerning their education and their future.

#LearningPlanet aims to:

  • Break the glass ceiling and stereotypes around youth;
  • Highlight their genuine talents and value, and redirect their incredible energy towards policy decision-making and system change;
  • Establish and deepen the dialogue around children's rights, education, physical health and mental wellbeing, and every other factor that influences their potential to thrive;
  • Identify innovative practices to amplify the voice of the youth at scale.

LearningPlanet Youth Empowerment Circle

#LearningPlanet Circles connect like-minded communities with shared causes. Following the notion of a middle ground institution, this will notably be achieved by forging strong bonds with leading institutions, networks of social entrepreneurs, foundations, governmental organisations, etc. The Youth Empowerment Circle allows youth-focused organisations to meet, share resources and advance meaningful collaborations towards youth empowerment at the international level.

Highlighted resources

CAP-2030: “A future for the world’s children?”

Discover a film in which the key findings of the seminal WHO-UNICEF-Lancet report are presented.

Almaaz Mudaly’s priority is the climate crisis

Hear a South African youth representative reflect on the climate crisis and discover her suggestions for how youth can get involved in this issue.

Earth Speakr: An interactive way kids can voice their climate concerns

Artist Olafur Eliasson introduces his work of art as an invitation for kids to speak up for the planet, and for adults to listen to what they want to say.

Young Aspiring Thinkers: A non-profit with a purpose

Hear Thulani Masebenza, alongside his colleagues, introduce the Young Aspiring Thinkers.

Spotlight: Little Prince Writing Contest

Grab your pens and pencils: the Little Prince is back! The Little Prince writing contest series invites young minds to revisit Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s remarkable story with a modern day twist. The submissions include creative essays and original illustrations from around the world!