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Leveraging RCE Greater Atlanta Member
Institution ESD Initiatives for Youth
Empowerment and Mobilization and the
Formation...
What is the RCE Greater Atlanta
Youth Network ?
Objectives of RCE Greater Atlanta:
● Accelerating local and regional solut...
Youth Network Goals and Benefits
❖ Collaboration
➢ With students & faculty from other schools in Greater Atlanta
➢ With ot...
RCE Youth Network Events & Initiatives
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
❖ Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Conference (Oct 201...
RCE Youth Network Events & Initiatives
Fall 2018
❖ Welcome Back Event - Atlanta Beltline Tour (Sept 2018)
❖ RCE Launch Eve...
University Youth Initiatives
RCE Greater Atlanta
Emory University - 2018 Initiatives
#KnowYourGoals Panel and
Spirituality and Sustainability Forum
Distinguished Global Ambassadors
First Cohort 2018-2019
❖ Partnership between Kennesaw
State University’s Division of
Global Affairs, CIFAL Atlanta
and the United Nations
Institu...
Owl Leadership Fellows
❖ One year program which engages
students in practical leadership
through social justice education,
community engagement p...
Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Event Series
Putting the Sustainable Development Goals into Action
...
Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Event Series
Putting the Sustainable Development Goals into Action
...
RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network
Future Goals
❖ Increase student engagement & publicity across
all campuses
❖ Partner wit...
Connect With Us!
RCE.GreaterAtlanta.YN
@rce_atl_yn
@RCEATLYN
LinkedIn
https://rceatlyn.wixsite.com/rceatlyn
rceatlyn@gmail...
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Leveraging RCE Greater Atlanta Member Institution ESD Initiatives for Youth Empowerment and Mobilization and the Formation of the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network

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Leveraging RCE Greater Atlanta Member Institution ESD Initiatives for Youth Empowerment and Mobilization and the Formation of the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network
RCE Greater Atlanta
Americas Regional RCE Meeting 2018
24-27 October, 2018, Posadas, Argentina

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Leveraging RCE Greater Atlanta Member Institution ESD Initiatives for Youth Empowerment and Mobilization and the Formation of the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network

  1. 1. Leveraging RCE Greater Atlanta Member Institution ESD Initiatives for Youth Empowerment and Mobilization and the Formation of the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network Kristina Chatfield, Georgia Tech Lisa Smith, Kennesaw State RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network
  2. 2. What is the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network ? Objectives of RCE Greater Atlanta: ● Accelerating local and regional solutions to sustainability issues ● Re-orienting higher education for societal transformation into SD ● Developing SD & ESD competencies and capabilities as well as a science- policy interface Youth Network: Network of collegiate students (undergraduate & graduate) and young alumni in the Greater Atlanta area @RCE.GreaterAtlanta.YN
  3. 3. Youth Network Goals and Benefits ❖ Collaboration ➢ With students & faculty from other schools in Greater Atlanta ➢ With other RCEs (in the US and globally) ❖ Professional Development & Networking Opportunities ➢ Collaborations with RCE partners, including not-for-profits and businesses ➢ YN-specific certificates, badges, and/or recognitions ❖ Student Experience in Network Operations: ➢ Communications & publicity ➢ Event management ➢ Project & program development ➢ And more! ❖ Acts as a platform to showcase SDG related projects through the UNU
  4. 4. RCE Youth Network Events & Initiatives Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 ❖ Georgia Campus Sustainability Network Conference (Oct 2017) ❖ Serve-Learn-Sustain SDG Speaker Series (2017-2018) ❖ UN Young Leaders for the SDGs (Mar 2018) ❖ Refugee Tutoring (Spring 2018)
  5. 5. RCE Youth Network Events & Initiatives Fall 2018 ❖ Welcome Back Event - Atlanta Beltline Tour (Sept 2018) ❖ RCE Launch Event (Oct 2018) ❖ FarmFlix with PlantLanta at the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm ❖ United Nations Association Become a Global Leader Workshop (Oct 2018)
  6. 6. University Youth Initiatives RCE Greater Atlanta
  7. 7. Emory University - 2018 Initiatives #KnowYourGoals Panel and Spirituality and Sustainability Forum
  8. 8. Distinguished Global Ambassadors First Cohort 2018-2019
  9. 9. ❖ Partnership between Kennesaw State University’s Division of Global Affairs, CIFAL Atlanta and the United Nations Institute of Training and Research ❖ Students receive training on the SDGs and leadership, part of which takes place at UN Headquarters in Geneva ❖ Create and implement projects promoting the SDGs
  10. 10. Owl Leadership Fellows
  11. 11. ❖ One year program which engages students in practical leadership through social justice education, community engagement program development, and active citizenship ❖ Fellows create programming and develop presentations for their campus community revolving around a specific social topic based on the framework of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  12. 12. Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Event Series Putting the Sustainable Development Goals into Action ❖ Liam’s Legacy Symposium: Creating, Implementing, & Measuring the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Jessica Espey/Fall 2017) ❖ Liam’s Legacy Symposium: U.N. Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (Spring 2018 - Youth Network) ❖ Climate Change: Engineering’s Grand Challenge/Georgia Tech’s Role
  13. 13. Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Event Series Putting the Sustainable Development Goals into Action ❖ Collaborations with Georgia Tech Colleges/Schools ➢ Planning as if People Eat: Creating Equitable and Healthy Communities ➢ Planning in and for Cities in the Global South ➢ Faculty Research Highlight: Equity, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development ➢ Days of Service ❖ Partnerships with Emory University (Water Hub, Case Competition) and Kennesaw State University (Community Impact Challenge)
  14. 14. RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network Future Goals ❖ Increase student engagement & publicity across all campuses ❖ Partner with student orgs at each member school ❖ Provide sustainability resources & opportunities to members ❖ Provide a link to RCE Greater Atlanta and the global network ❖ Provide professional development opportunities ❖ 1 -2 signature Youth Network events/programs
  15. 15. Connect With Us! RCE.GreaterAtlanta.YN @rce_atl_yn @RCEATLYN LinkedIn https://rceatlyn.wixsite.com/rceatlyn rceatlyn@gmail.com

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