youth ymca

"Today is the day that we put color in our voices." 

 

BECAUSE ONE DAY

IS NOT ENOUGH

On August 12 of each year we celebrate International Youth Day, created by the United Nations to recognize the efforts of the world's youth to improve global society.

 

At YMCA a single day is not enough. We need a week to show everything we do with thousands of young people in hundreds of communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

So we invite you from August 10 to 15, 2020 to participate and learn about our best practices with which we want to inspire more people to become more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.

SCHEDULE

Monday 10

ENVIRONMENT

Today is the day of those who dream of cleaner air

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

 

Ruta Verde (Risaralda)

 

Guardianes de la Naturaleza (Cali)

 

Cultiva lo nuestro (Risaralda)

Tuesday 11

INTEGRAL WELLNESS

Today is the day of those who want to do good inside and outside

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

 

Curso de Salud Mental (Tolima)

 

Desarrollo de habilidades para la vida (Federación Colombia)

 

Campamento Club de Emprendedores (Perú)

Wednesday 12

VOLUNTEERING

Today is the day of those who together live new experiences

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

Club de Emprendedores (Lima, Trujillo)

 

Laboratorios creativos (Medellín)

YGOR

(América Latina)

Thursday 13

ART AND CULTURE

Today is the day of those who live the colors

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

@Amorarte (Santander)

 

Experiencias desde los Zancos (Tolima, Quindío)

 

Danzas Folklóricas Club de Emprendedores (Arequipa)

Friday 14

SOCIAL INCLUSION

Today is the day of those who color our voices

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

Jóvenes que se toman la palabra (Quindío)

 

PaZa la Paz (Medellín)

 

Casa jóven (Cali)

 

Entrelazando Caminos (Lima)

Saturday 15

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Today is the day of those who chameleon ourselves with the world

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

6PM LIM/MEX/BTA

Oportunidades TRANScendentes (Trujillo)

 

PaZa la Paz música (Bogotá)

 

Alimenta la Vida (Risaralda)

 

Proyecto independiente Zoomando Jóvenes

(Varios países)

All virtual meetings are open to the public and will be held through the Zoom platform at 5pm in Lima, Bogotá and Mexico. For security reasons, prior registration is required. Soon the link on this website.

 

Throughout the day, starting in the morning and through the YMCA's social networks, various materials will be shared and invited to participate in various thematic challenges, aimed at celebrating our role as young volunteers.

 

If you want to know the detailed program and content, click here.

OUR THEMES

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YOUTH AND PEACE BUILDING

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DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP

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PREVENTION

CONNECTION WITH ILLEGAL GROUPS, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, VIOLENCE AND ABANDONMENT

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YOUTH

VOLUNTEERING

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INCLUSION SOCIAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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ART AND CULTURE

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YOUTH CIVIC COMMITMENT

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PROMOTION OF HEALTHY LIFE

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#WeAreYouthBecause

REGISTER YOUR MESSAGE WITH HIGH QUALITY

One of the easiest ways to participate in Youth Week is to tell the world why you volunteer.

 

All those people who share inspiring videos or images about what motivates them or why they do it from the YMCA, may be part of the set of testimonies that we want to share to motivate more people to be more of themselves.

 

So we want to share some indications so that the material you produce can join that of other young people and inspire many more people!

HOW TO TAKE A PHOTO TO INSPIRE OTHER PEOPLE

We know that you do fantastic things with people and we want you to tell the world with your words! So we leave you a little instructions with recommendations to take into account:

 

Materials: YMCA t-shirt (or some without any brand), a white sheet, a marker and someone who loves you very much and takes photos where you look nice.

 

Place: We want you to maintain social distance so it can be at home, looking for a space without elements that distract and allow us to focus on your message.

 

The idea: On the sheet you must write (in legible handwriting) a phrase that transmits what you do in a happy, fun and above all ... with your words.

 

Examples to know what my field is: If what you do is clean beaches of garbage and plastic, you are in the field of the environment. So you can say that: "Today is the day of those who turn garbage into safe spaces for the family".

 

VERY IMPORTANT: ALL TEXTS MUST START WITH THE SENTENCE "TODAY IS THE DAY OF WHO ..." AS THE IDEA IS TO CELEBRATE YOUTH DAY AND TELL THE WORLD WHY WE ARE PROUD OF OUR WORK.

 

The images can be sent through the coordinating person of your YMCA or directly to the mail brand@lacaymca.org with your name, age, city and counting a little more than what you do.

 

If you publish it on your networks, don't forget the hashtag #SomosJovenesPorque

LOVE AS A BACKGROUND

We suggest that you start using Gary Chapman's Five Languages ​​of Love.

 

We will use these elements to create a language style different from that of other organizations.

 

The Five languages ​​of love are the following:

 

- Words of affirmation.

 

- Quality time.

 

- Presents.

 

- Acts of Service.

 

- Hugs.

SOCIAL DISTANCE

NEAR ON LINE

Due to the pandemic, the event and all activities activities will be online.

 

Social networks:

Throughout the week we will present a daily theme and invite our young people to learn more about each topic, through videos and posters to share.

 

Online panels:

Using the Zoom platform, daily meetings will be opened with the aim of hearing real testimonies from other volunteers. I don't know

 

Daily challenges:

Our young people will have the possibility to transmit messages to share what motivates them to be volunteers.

INCLUSIVE AND AFFECTIVE LANGUAGE

We want that with emotional phrases, our volunteers share their motivations. For example:

 

Environment: Today is the day of those who dream of cleaner air.

 

Integral wellness: Today is the day of those who want to do good inside and out.

 

Volunteering: Today is the day of those who together live new experiences.

 

Art and culture: Today is the day of those who live the colors.

 

Citizen participation / Social inclusion: Today is the day of those who color our voices.

 

Youth entrepreneurship: Today is the day of those who chameleon ourselves with the world.

PARTICIPATE AS A

YMCA MOVEMENT

Los Movimientos Nacionales pueden participar en las actividades de la Semana de la Juventud 2020 de las siguientes maneras:

PROPONIENDO ACTIVIDADES

Cualquier YMCA puede proponer y compartir actividades que realicen localmente e involucren a sus jóvenes y adolescentes como protagonistas. Solo deben asegurar que la propuesta se relacione a la temática del día y que queden horarios libres dentro de la grilla de actividades diarias. 

 

JÓVENES EXPOSITORES

Nuestros encuentros virtuales se nutrirán de testimonios personales y compartir buenas prácticas como parte del voluntariado de cada país.  Cualquier YMCA puede solicitar espacios para compartir sus mejores experiencias locales respetando las temáticas diarias, que hayan sido protagonizadas por jóvenes menores de 29 años.

CONVOCANDO VOLUNTARIOS/AS

Replicando a través de sus medios de comunicación y redes sociales los materiales y piezas a desarrollar para esta Semana, además de generar invitaciones institucionales a sus cuerpos de líderes, profesionales jóvenes, etc.

Se reciben propuestas de participación hasta el día miércoles 06 de Agosto 12:00hrs de Lima/Bogotá/México al mail brand@lacaymca.org

PARTICIPATE AS A YMCA VOLUNTEER

Las y los jóvenes pueden participar en las actividades de la Semana de la Juventud 2020 de las siguientes maneras:

MOVIENDO A TU YMCA LOCAL

Si crees que tu YMCA local tiene actividades potentes que compartir con el resto del mundo, puedes organizarte con tus compañeros y pedirle a las autoridades de tu sede local que los postulen para compartir sus experiencias.

 

CUÉNTANOS TU TESTIMONIO

Puedes grabarnos un audio compartiendo alguna experiencia en la que hayas participado y creas que cambió la vida de niños, niñas, jóvenes o adultos de tu comunidad.  

 

PARTICIPANDO DE LOS RETOS

Estaremos proponiendo retos diarios en los cuales puedes participar, enviando fotos, sumar el hashtag #SomosJovenesPorque y compartirlo en tus redes sociales.

ASISTIENDO A LOS EVENTOS EN VIVO

Conectándote y siendo parte de los eventos virtuales ya te sumas y eres parte de la Semana de la Juventud, en los cuales podrás ser ser escuchado y hacer oír tu voz!

Se reciben propuestas de participación hasta el día miércoles 06 de Agosto 12:00hrs de Lima/Bogotá/México al mail brand@lacaymca.org

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