ThisI Believe Essay Project
TheGlobal Youth Fund is pleased to partner with This I Believe, Inc. to launch a new international essay project for youth.
This September, we invite young people (ages 13-25) from around the world to begin submitting short essays about theirpersonal philosophies and the core values and beliefs that guide them day to day. We?re especially interested in hearing what young people have to say about our world?s most critical challenges. Global Youth Fund?s This I Believe project is based on the 1950s radio program by the same name. Hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow on CBS Radio, the original This I Believe invited Americans from all walks of life to stand up for their beliefs - in order to resist the ?cloud of fear? that was beginning to envelop them in an ?age of confusion.?
Today?s youth live in equally challenging times. All around them, national, religious, and cultural barriers are breaking down. Identities and beliefs are constantly being tested. Now more than ever, we need to ask ourselves,?What do I believe??
Global Youth Fund invites submissions from all youth (between ages 13 and 25), regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, or sexual orientation. The essays can be written in English, French, Spanish, or Chinese. All essays meeting our guidelines will be made available on GYF?s website. A committee of judges will also select 25 of the best essays to record for GYF?s podcast and to distribute through other media outlets.
This essay project marks the official start of Global Youth Fund?s revolutionary effort to createthe world?s first democratic fund, giving young global citizens a forum to set collective priorities and achieve common goals.
What You Can Do
✓Submit essays (between 350 and 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
✓Spread the word. Tell your friends and classmates.
✓Visit our website: www.globalyouthfund.org
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