Celebrate International Youth Day with PMIEF


12 August 2020

Topics Youth

Celebrate International Youth Day with PMIEF

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, there are 1.2 billion young people ages 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16% of today's global population? Additionally, by 2030—the target date for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the number of youth is projected to have grown by 7% to nearly 1.3 billion. So what does this mean for the future and how will this generation make a global impact?

Today, 12 August, we are excited to celebrate the UN’s International Youth Day and this year’s theme – Youth Engagement for Global Action – that seeks to highlight ways young people are making a difference locally and globally. At the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we not only believe today’s youth are tomorrow’s global leaders, we also feel when we teach the world’s youth to apply project management skills in their lives, we unlock their potential and open doors to key life skills, including collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and more

Take a look at our quick guide to see how you can celebrate International Youth Day with PMIEF: 

Download one of PMIEF’s free resources to get started on a social good effort in your community.

All social good – no matter how big or small – is good. From Project Management Skills for Life® to Managing Life’s Projects, PMIEF has over 30 resources in 26 different languages to help you get started on your next social good effort. 

Read about how PMI’s chapters are supporting youth around the globe.

Want to learn how your fellow PMI/PMIEF community members are making a difference? Or, just looking for some ideas on how to support your local community? Read this article for some examples on how project management is making a difference in the lives of youth around the world. 

Share your story.

COVID-19 continues to impact every facet of life around the world. Share how you have supported your community by volunteering through PMImpact, and your story may be featured in an upcoming PMIEF article!

Watch this video to learn how PMIEF inspires today’s youth through project management.