Teacher’s Course Info
YIF Teacher’s Course is the first step that culminates with students presenting their projects during the YIF Showcase, an event where adolescents will showcase their projects for social and environmental change. The YIF Teacher Course, we will first raise awareness about the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then provide project development activities to enable you to unleash the potential of their students.
The goal of Youth Impact! Forum
The goal of the Youth Impact! Forum (YIF) is to activate the leadership potential of adolescents by educating and then engaging them in purposeful and cross-cultural projects that are designed to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
Aligning YIF to the SDGs connects the program with the United Nations and provides a choice of universal pathways and resources to create a better world. The United Nations has included the world’s youth as a primary stakeholder to help governments and civil society achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by the end of 2030, and YIF supports that mandate.
The Mission of Youth Impact! Forum
To inspire youth leaders to develop sustainable environmental and social action plans that dedicated to improving their communities locally, regionally or globally, for the benefit of their and future generations. The YIF mission aligns with the new Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
Purpose of Youth Impact! Forum
The purpose of the YIF program is to provide adolescents with the tools to enable their voices to be heard, to help them effectively harness their energy and develop resources through the YIF conference program and ongoing mentorship. The goal is to foster the development of Social and Environmental Young Leaders who will be the agents of social change.
The YIF Program, initiated by teachers, is an immersive experience for students 13-18 years of age who will work together to develop action plans to construct a more sustainable world, which they will present at the YIF Project Showcase. We have already successfully conducted three YIF events, two in NYC and one in Prague.
YIF Teacher Course – September 25th-26th & October 2nd-3rd, 2021 (4 days of 3.5 hour sessions)
Central European Time (Rome)
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM CET
There are four stages in the development of civic engagement: Awareness, Understanding, Responsibility, and Action.
At the YIF Teacher Course, we will first raise awareness about the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then provide project development activities to enable you to unleash the potential of your students.
During the Live Online Teacher Course, you will learn how to engage students to identify a problem that deeply concerns them, and will be provided with the to fully implement their projects:
- How to build teams and networks to tackle specific social issues
- How to write SMART Goals and apply them to their projects
- How to create a business plan
- How to create a budget and “business pitch” for their projects
- How to utilize social media for marketing and fundraising
- How to put it all together as an Implementation Plan to be presented at the Youth Impact! Forum
You will be briefed by UN experts on the SDGs
Free video conferencing (via Zoom)
YIF Teacher Course –
September 25th-26th & October 2nd-3rd, 2021 (4 days of 3.5 hour sessions)
Registration for the course is $395 USD