From #MeToo, to #NeverAgain, to #BlackLivesMatter, young people are driving forces in nearly every fight for social change. Today we celebrate 20 young leaders who represent a growing global movement of young people channeling their vision for a better world into everyday action in their communities.
Shattering expectations for what young people can achieve, the 2018 fellows have demonstrated resilience, creativity, and a collaborative spirit as they champion innovative and equitable solutions in healthcare, education, the environment, and the economy.
From promoting empathy and civil discourse through reading in Turkey, to providing eco-friendly livlihoods through artisinal chocolate production in rural Mexico, these founders of youth-led organizations in 16 countries have touched millions of lives with their work.
Through the Laureate Global Fellowship, made possible by Laureate International Universities, the 2018 class will spend the next year and beyond developing their leadership abilities, growing the impact of their ventures, and connecting with our network of more than 1,900 like-minded changemakers in 94 countries.