A LOCAL FOOTPRINT
ON A GLOBAL SCALE

A LOCAL FOOTPRINT
ON A GLOBAL SCALE

AYX is the Arctic Youth Network’s regional chapter system.

Chapters provide a framework for connecting, empowering, and informing youth who are working together to drive Arctic change their own way.

  • Each chapter provides youth with a framework to organize change and provides opportunities to initiate projects locally with global support
  • The chapter system decentralizes the AYN and makes a greater impact in local communities around the globe
  • The structure facilitates a global-to-local relationship, with AYN’s global team of coordinators supporting AYX chapters, while being informed by them

AYX chapters will learn from and collaborate with other AYX chapters and AYN Global, allowing the whole community to grow together.

Building a structure where every voice matters

AYN

AYN Global provides guidance, support, and international connections to chapters

AYX

AYX Chapters carry out regional projects, while supporting and advising the AYN’s global initiatives

Chapters in Development

Don’t see your country or region?

Starting Your Own Chapter

Want to make an impact? Have a project but need collaborators?
Want to work with the Arctic Youth Network to enhance youth presence worldwide?

Your chapter will be responsible for…
  • Developing programming of your choosing that addresses regional priorities
  • Working collaboratively with AYN Global and other chapters
  • Collecting local opportunities for youth leadership and skills development and sharing them with AYN Global members
  • Sharing regular updates on priorities and activities
  • Recruiting new members and ensuring members are actively engaged
  • Basic budgeting, bookkeeping, and reporting if applicable
  • Making the change you want to see in your community!
  • More information about starting an AYX chapter can be found in the resources below
Check out the AYX start-up guide for more information on starting a chapter:

Your role in AYX Chapters helps drive change

Between social media, professional networks, conferences and meetings, panelist opportunities, and so much more, AYX Chapters can access the Arctic Youth Network’s outlets to share local messages on a global platform.

All AYX participants are part of the broader Arctic Youth Network, giving access to the organization’s connections and partnerships across the Arctic. Furthermore, the AYN Global Team works to support you with whatever your needs may be.

The Arctic Youth Network has a coordinator available to address AYX Chapter needs. As part of the AYN Global Team, this person is your point of contact for anything from starting your chapter to finding resources once you are established.

The Arctic Youth Network is designed for local voices to guide the global mission. The AYX Chapter system is designed to encourage collaboration across borders and cultures.

Your role in AYX Chapters helps drive change

Between social media, professional networks, conferences and meetings, panelist opportunities, and so much more, AYX Chapters can access the Arctic Youth Network’s outlets to share local messages on a global platform.

All AYX participants are part of the broader Arctic Youth Network, giving access to the organization’s connections and partnerships across the Arctic. Furthermore, the AYN Global Team works to support you with whatever your needs may be.

The Arctic Youth Network has a coordinator available to address AYX Chapter needs. As part of the AYN Global Team, this person is your point of contact for anything from starting your chapter to finding resources once you are established.

The Arctic Youth Network is designed for local voices to guide the global mission. The AYX Chapter system is designed to encourage collaboration across borders and cultures.

Join or start a chapter to

explore a world of opportunity!

Contact the AYX Coordinator today!

Emil Ísleifur Sumarliðason
Emil Ísleifur SumarliðasonAYX Coordinator
Read about Emil
Emil is a graduate student of Global Studies at Lund University with a focus on the Arctic, especially Arctic Security and the role of Iceland in the region. At Lund he is an active member of University’s association of foreign affairs, UPF Lund. Emil also holds a bachelor’s degree of Political Science from the University of Iceland. For the past few years Emil has been working for the Arctic Circle Secretariat, organizing the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic.
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