We know how passionate young people are about the planet. And that climate change is top-of-mind for many young Australians. We want young people to feel empowered and hopeful for their future – not anxious and uncertain. That’s why it’s so important for young Australians to have the knowledge and skills they need to understand complicated global issues, and to know that they have the power to create very real change and shape the world they want for their future.
Educating girls reduces infant and maternal mortality, decreases rates of child marriage and teen pregnancy, helps to combat gender-based violence, and improves the livelihoods of entire communities! The ripple effects are incredible – and they’re long-lasting. Plus, Project Drawdown shows us that, when coupled with family planning, educating girls and the empowerment of women is the number one solution to fighting climate change!
So, this year we’ve launched our Youth Ambassador Program to enable young people to create the world they want! The program aims to inspire young people currently completing secondary school and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for girls’ education in their school community.
Our Youth Ambassadors will commit to a $1,500 fundraising goal and aim to engage their teachers, peers, families and friends as part of Do It In A Dress. All Youth Ambassadors will be supported by One Girl to plan and execute a fundraising campaign over term three and four, where they’ll gain important leadership, entrepreneurship, advocacy, project management, and communication skills!
All Youth Ambassadors must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian, as well as a designated teacher willing to support them through the program! We require all One Girl Youth Ambassadors to participate in one of the following in-person training sessions as there is no online training option for Youth Ambassadors in 2019.