International Youth Day - August 12, 2019

August 07, 2019

International Youth Day - August 12, 2019

International Youth Day serves to raise awareness of those priority areas which include education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, drug abuse, and juvenile delinquency among others.

The theme of International Youth Day 2019, “Transforming Education”, highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”, International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Inclusive and accessible education is crucial to achieving sustainable development and can play a role in the prevention of conflict. Indeed, education plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or peaceful societies. 

The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development is well recognized. In addition, comprehensive youth development benefits our entire society.  At Highland Shores Children’s Aid, in partnership with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, we are happy to recognize the educational achievements of our youth in care.  At this year’s annual Reach for Success Youth Awards held earlier in May, 32 students who are returning to their program of study received bursaries.  In addition to this, 51 youth received awards recognizing their achievements in the areas of sports and rec, culture, arts, volunteerism, personal best and academics.

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