Today, August 12th, marks International Youth Day. As an international youth development organization, Fashion Redefining Justice is proud to commemorate this day along with the United Nations and the many amazing youth-centered organizations globally.
The theme for 2016’s International Youth Day is centered around the leading role that young people can play in “green consumption.” As we strive to achieve sustainable equity by 2030, we must factor in how increasing green consumption to minimize waste and pollution will contribute to achieving universal equitable socio-economic development. Youth MUST play vital leadership roles in this area, and entrepreneurship is a method to get them to the forefront of green consumption.
Accordingly, Fashion Redefining Justice would like to highlight the youth development organization, BUILD. Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success. BUILD does this amazing work around the United States in the Bay and Greater Boston areas, Metro District of Columbia, New York City, and Los Angeles.
To hear first-hand how BUILD ignites the potential of youth and their entrepreneurial spirits on this International Youth Day, check out this video of Erika Hardaway, Curriculum & Instruction Program Manager and Miranda Bellizia, Community Engagement Manager, of BUILD-New York City.
For those of you who live in areas where BUILD works and want to be part of their movement, go to their website and sign up to be a volunteer TODAY!