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Global Youth Delegate Program


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Join youth from around the globe with the new Global Youth Delegate program at the 2022 World Forum in Orlando! This new program provides an incredible international leadership opportunity for young people ages 14 to 19.

Global Youth Delegates will have a special role at the World Forum. They will engage in leadership development, connect with other Global Youth Delegates from around the world, and serve as volunteers during the event.

Global Youth Delegates may register as both onsite or virtual delegates (if unable to travel to Orlando). Global Youth Delegates will participate in the World Forum plenary sessions and have a special leadership development track as part of the breakout sessions. They will build valuable experience as they participate as volunteers during the event and are able to earn a Global Youth Delegate Certificate upon completion of the program.

This is an amazing opportunity to meet other youth delegates from around the world, build friendships, and gain global perspectives.

Special Global Youth Delegate Breakout Sessions

A special track will be held for Global Youth Delegates during the World Forum in Orlando. Global Youth Delegates will have a learning and exchange session each morning, where they will have a chance to get to know youth from around the world and learn about each other’s culture and experiences. They will participate in leadership development sessions in which they will learn about how to advocate for themselves and let their voices be heard in order to cause positive change for children around the world.

Volunteer Experience at the World Forum

Global Youth Delegates will also gain volunteer experience at the World Forum. Each Global Youth Delegate will take on volunteer responsibilities to help the event be successful. In-person attendees will lead some WoFo Family Passport Activities for those ages 6 to 13, and will work closely with World Forum staff to help run the event, work to protect the health and safety of participants, and support social media outreach to amplify voices from the World Forum community.

Global Youth Delegate Schedule

Global Youth Delegates participate as full event participants, including access to Plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and other special networking opportunities. The schedule for Global Youth Delegates during the event looks like this:

TUESDAY
8:30 AM-10:15 AM | Opening Ceremonies

11:00 AM-12:30 PM | Breakout Session 1
Global Youth Delegate Leadership Session

2:00 PM-3:30 PM | Breakout Session 2
Global Youth Delegate Volunteer Time (Lead activities for other age groups)

4:15 PM-5:45 PM | Breakout Session 3
Global Youth Delegates can choose regular breakouts or pool activity time at Hyatt Regency Orlando Pool Area

8:00 PM | International Dance

WEDNESDAY
8:30 AM-10:15 AM | Plenary Session

11:00 AM-12:30 PM | Breakout Session 4
Global Youth Delegate Leadership Session

2:00 PM-3:30 PM | Breakout Session 5
Global Youth Delegate Volunteer Time (Lead activities for other age groups)

4:15 PM-5:45 PM | Breakout Session 6
Global Youth Delegates can choose regular breakouts or pool activity time at Hyatt Regency Orlando Pool Area

THURSDAY
8:30 AM-10:00 AM | Breakout Session 7
Global Youth Delegate Leadership Session

10:45 AM-12:15 PM | Breakout Session 8
Global Youth Delegate Volunteer Time (Lead activities for other age groups)

12:30 PM-2:00 PM | Closing Ceremonies

2:00 PM-3:30 PM | Closing Luncheon

Global Youth Delegates attending virtually will attend each Leadership session live, and can participate in other live and on-demand contact on the event platform. Both in-person and virtual Global Youth Delegates may have other time slots that they are responsible for supporting as volunteers.

Global Youth Delegate Fellowships

There are some limited Global Youth Delegate fellowships available to help cover registration costs. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.