WorldLink for Youth
Institute for Peace and Justice
Contact: Debbie Martinez
Phone: (619) 260-7568
Fax: (619) 260-7570
Location: KIPJ Room 130
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
WorldLink Newspaper and Media Coverage
A staff of guest student writers from different high schools in San Diego and Baja Mexico contribute to the production of a unique, bilingual annual newspaper. The 16-page spread details the annual Youth Town Meeting briefing sessions, plenaries, and delegate responses.
WorldLink Newspaper Archive
- Youth Town Meeting 2014: Global Conflicts: Human Impact, Human Solutions
- Youth Town Meeting 2013: Changing Worlds: Media's Power and Influence
- Youth Town Meeting 2012: The Right to be Human
- Youth Town Meeting 2011: Crimes without Borders: Threats to Human Security
- Youth Town Meeting 2010: Development: Fighting Global Poverty
- Youth Town Meeting 2009: On the Brink: Responding to Underlying Causes of Conflict
- Youth Town Meeting 2008: Untying Global Knots
- Youth Town Meeting 2007: Counter-Terrorism: Addressing Global Security Threats and the Use of Torture
- Youth Town Meeting 2006: Protection of the Rights of the Child
- Youth Town Meeting 2005: Human Concerns in a Global Environment
- Youth Town Meeting 2004: Preventing Deadly Conflict: The Inclusion Factor
- Youth Town Meeting 2003: Creating a More Just and Secure World
- Youth Town Meeting 2002: Who Will Open the Cages?
- Youth Town Meeting 2001: Solutions or Illusions for a Small Planet?
- Youth Town Meeting 2000: Audacious Global Challenges
- Youth Town Meeting 1999: Human Rights in the 21st Century: Inalienable or Unattainable?
- Youth Town Meeting 1998: Nation Building/Nation Breaking
WorldLink also receives media coverage during its events.
- "Empowering Youth to Affect Change." San Diego World Affairs Council. July 7, 2014.
- "WorldLink Internship Paves Students' Way to USD." Inside USD. November 25, 2013.
- "USD WorldLink Youth Conference with Santosh Shah and Wafa Garbout." U-T TV. January 25, 2013.
- "Estudiantes analizan el poder de las redes sociales." Telemundo. January 23, 2013.
- "Teens, Experts Talk Border Crime." San Diego Union-Tribune. January 22, 2011.
- "WorldLink Creator and Participants Featured on KUSI." KUSI. January 21, 2011.
- "Youths learn about border crimes." San Diego Red. January 21, 2011.
- "Justicia Binacional." Univision. January 21, 2011.
- "WorldLink Connects Youth to Critical Issues." Inside USD. January 21, 2011.
- "Apathy is the Biggest Problem." Home Sweet Home by Backpacks for the Homeless. May 10, 2010.
- "Teens Go Green at the WorldLink Town Meeting." KPBS. January 23, 2008.
- "Students Tackle Global Issues." NBC 7/39. January 22, 2008.
- "UT in the Community." San Diego Union-Tribune. January 22, 2008.
- "Youth Town Meeting Provides Platform for Student Dialogue." Inside USD. January 15, 2008.
- "Jovenes de San Diego y Tijuana Discuten Eventos Mundiales." La Cruz Del Sur. February 8, 2001.
- "San Diego and Tijuana Youth Enjoy a Day of World Affairs." The Southern Cross. January 25, 2001.
- "Kosovo Refugee Shares Her Story at USD Forum." San Diego Union-Tribune. January 14, 2000.
- "Students Hear Refugees' Grim Tales." San Diego Union-Tribune. January 15, 1999.
- "Students Gain World Awareness in Youth Town Meeting at USD." San Diego Union-Tribune. January 15, 1998.