Engaging youth on the issues of our time.
Since 1997, WorldLink has brought together diverse groups of curious, informed youth to think critically about international dynamics that shape policies, economies, cultures and communities near and far. The year-round program gives participants unique learning opportunities in a forum where their voices are heard and valued. Here, students connect with other students, local and global leaders, activists and professors as they propose solutions for the complex challenges facing our interconnected world.
Annually, more than 2,000 high school students from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border evaluate ideas, add their voices to public discourse, and help generate solutions through a series of youth-designed and youth-led programs. Each January, our WorldLink Youth Town Meeting gives more than 700 students a front-row seat to expert talks on issues ranging from global migration to human rights. Student journalists and photographers from a number of local high schools produce their own bilingual newspaper in the spring, covering global topics and telling stories from their unique perspectives. WorldLink is based on the belief that youth have more to offer and much to gain from collaborating with experts about international affairs.
All of this is made possible by generous gifts and grants. WorldLink students participate in the program for free, making it possible for youth from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds to gain and share valuable insights. Donations cover transportation for under-resourced schools, travel and lodging for expert speakers, materials and complementary meals for the Youth Town Meeting, forums, and internships year-round and student-run publications. Transform today's students into tomorrow's leaders by supporting WorldLink.
For more information, please contact Senior Program Officer Debbie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.