Tag Archives: Youth

Luce LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop,’ Launched

New York, N.Y. “We are delighted to announce the launch of LeadershipWorks, ‘America’s High-End eThrift Shop’ – a Green effort supporting Youth. This is the next step towards social entrepreneurship with the charities under the Luce umbrella,” says philanthropist Jim Luce. “We have created this eThrift Shop to help people ‘reuse’ last year’s high-end electronic devices – […]

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Success with Perseverance, Undaunted Commitment and Support

By Julian English, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y. In a world where there are so many influences, options, and mixed messages, it is hard for young people to decide to step up and be leaders. If such is the case, it is even more difficult for someone with special needs like […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

By Dustin Liu, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y. My interest in young global leadership is intricately connected with my passion for education equity. Education has always played an important part of my personal narrative. As the son of two immigrant parents who came to America in pursuit of their education, a college education […]

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D.R.E.A.M. Foundation Celebrates ‘Community Builders’ At Annual Gala

Brooklyn, N.Y. One of New York’s longtime champions of the city’s underserved communities hosted a high-profile gala on May 2 to recognize several outstanding individuals. Each honoree has made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in economically distressed neighborhoods across all five boroughs. “I have been a lifelong advocate of those who have been […]

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Luce Addresses Caribbean Commencement on Leadership

Kingston, Jamaica. On November 11, 2018, the latest class of the Caribbean Maritime University of Kingston, Jamaica graduated. Dignitaries who spoke at the Commencement included H.R.M. Drolor Bosso Adamtey I of Ghana, Hon. Dean-Roy Bernard, Ministry of Education, Youth & Information Secretary, University President Fritz Pinnock, Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth & Information, and Jim […]

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U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Women at work preparing the field for […]

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At ‘Peace Camp,’ Colombian Youth Send a Message

Bogota, Colombia. Dozens of activists have raised a multicolored, makeshift tent city in Bogota’s main square to demand the government and rebels save a deal meant to end a half-century of conflict — part of an outburst of activism across the country by Colombians stunned at last week’s unexpected defeat of the peace accord in […]

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U.N. Urges Participation of Young People in Peace and Decision-making

New York, N.Y. With more young people around the world than ever before, it is necessary to include them when discussing global solutions related to peace, development, and security, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said today. Photo: World Bank/Grant Ellis (file).  “Young people are often seriously affected by conflict. Decisions made by earlier generations may affect […]

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