If you had the chance to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, American President Barack Obama, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, what would you say to them? What would you ask them to do? What changes would you ask them to implement?
Well, thanks to UNICEF, you have an opportunity to do so. The United Nations Children’s Fund Junior 8 Summit brings together young people from Canada, other G8 countries and developing nations every year to meet with world leaders and discuss how to change our world for the better. In July 2009, they’re meeting in Italy, and you could go!
The Junior 8 Summit is an opportunity for you, the young people of Canada, to have your voices heard before the world’s most influential leaders. Each of the G8 countries (the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Japan) send a delegation young people between the ages of 14 and 17 from their country to participate.
This year, Canada will be sending four youths. You will have to apply as a team of four, and the judges will choose one team to represent our country.
To find out more information about applying, log onto www.unicef.ca/junior8summit. The application form will ask you to describe your team, address important global issues, and discuss your experience with social justice activism. You will also need a letter from your school principal and a teacher.
The deadline for entries is April 17, 2009, so apply early. This is your chance to really make a difference and influence some of the most powerful people in the world. Spread the word, gather a team of four, and apply! Good luck!
“Together We Can Make A Difference”