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August 12 is International Youth Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. The theme of International Youth day 2022 is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation For Human And Planetary Health “, focusing on the issue and highlighting that no effort could be successful without the participation of youth. 

How to celebrate:

  1. Have students create lists of issues they see around food in their community.
  2. Group students with like issues and have them collaboratively research and prepare a presentation on the topic,
  3. Share ways that students can amplify their voice, perhaps sponsor a poster contest.
  4. Learn more composting and create a classroom project
  5. Sign up to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank