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International Youth Day

International Youth Day is a time to celebrate the young people in our lives, and offer our attention to their stories, needs, and dreams. How can you offer respect and support to a young person today?

In 2022, the theme for International Youth Day was “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”. This message acknowledges the importance of addressing ageism within our communities, human rights developments and medical fields. While ageism directly affects the young and old, its insidious effects on our society affects us all.

With limited research done, youth continue to report their experiences of age-related barriers and discrimination in multiple sectors of their lives. This includes their employment, political involvement, health and justice. All factors that when impacted can cause major problems for an individuals quality of life and wellbeing. 

Youth are a major part of any society. Not only are they the future of our world, they’re also a main agent for change and progress within our communities. It’s essential for our country’s future that we protect and uplift our young people. Ensuring their wellbeing and independence allows them to continue the betterment of our society!

To learn about this day and the importance of young people, please visit their website for more information and valuable resources. You can also visit their social media pages for new posts and any updates they may share!

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