The Arctic Youth Network strives to connect young people around the Arctic and the world, while providing them with the tools and experience they need to create change locally and internationally.
Youth are not just the leaders of tomorrow: they're the leaders of today.
MAKING CHANGE ONE STEP AT A TIME
The AYN is led by a dynamic, international team. We are working hard to build our organizational capacity and to establish strategic partnerships to better serve our members and the Arctic community at large.
What is this all for? AYN members came together and determined barriers to action facing Arctic youth today:
Lack of access to opportunities, resources, and information
Lack of communication and collaboration between Arctic regions
Physical and social Isolation
EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH OUR TWO PILLARS
Learn how we carry out our commitment to supporting our members' vision and passion.
The AYN aims to connect youth across borders and cultures for meaningful collaboration and exchange. When youth work together, amazing things happen.
Communications platform: active social media network and dynamic website to facilitate sharing stories of members’ actions and encourage collaboration
Chapters: a framework to organize at a regional level and assist in initiating projects locally with global support.
The Exchange: in-house publishing platform for sharing content by youth, engaging over 25 writers and editors, with shareable publications tailored for the program’s diverse and wide-reaching partner organizations
Tailored assistance in youth-led project development and fundraising
Building youth capacity for leadership and effective action allows youth to make change their own way. With education and experience, they can harness what they learn and apply it to their own initiatives.
Opportunity aggregation: resources and programming shared with members by bringing together available opportunities from across the Arctic
Youth-involvement services for organizations and institutions: assistance for organizations in actively engaging and incorporating youth into their ongoing projects, advisory councils, networks, and events
Conference participation: funding the participation of youth at relevant conferences and developing youth panels or sessions as a component of these gatherings