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Global Citizen and Cisco Announce the 2018 Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership

Global Citizen and Cisco believe that young people are the future and are leading the way in creating and implementing solutions to achieve the Global Goals, end extreme poverty, and tackle global issues. That’s why Global Citizen and technology company Cisco have teamed up to create the 2018 Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership presented by Cisco.

The prize honors an activist or changemaker between the ages of 18 and 30 (as of Dec. 2, 2018) who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal of ending global poverty, who will be selection through an application process.

This year’s Youth Leadership award winner will receive a $250,000 prize paid to the organization to which the individual contributes and an all-inclusive round-trip to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the Prize Ceremony at the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival on Dec. 2, as well as networking and development opportunities to support their work.

Read More: About the 2018 Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership

A winning youth leader will have a demonstrated track-record of measurable impact advancing one or more of the Global Goals at scale over last three to five years and a compelling vision and concrete plans for how to extend this work over the next three to five years. Applicants should also explain how the Youth Leadership prize would advance their efforts.

The award winner will make innovative use of technology or Internet-based communications to improve efficiency, reach, and magnify the impact of their work.

The Youth Leadership winner will not only demonstrate the values and embody the spirit of a Global Citizen and a global problem solver, but will inspire others young people to do the same and to have an impact on achieving one or more of the Global Goals.

Applications for the prize close on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. EST. You can learn more about the 2018 Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership presented by Cisco here.