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Employing Youth Now to Prevent Conflict Later: International Youth Day 2017 Panel Discussion

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building Peace. Join Banyan Global for a panel discussion exploring the intrinsic link between youth employment, especially for at-risk youth, and conflict prevention and mitigation.


  • Maurice Cook, Founder & Executive Director, Serve Your City
  • Nura Awad, Student Participant, Serve Your City
  • Lori Kaplan, President & CEO, Latin American Youth Center


  • Louis (Louie) Alexander, Principal, Youth Practice, Banyan Global

The discussion will make connections between workforce development programs in the United States and international programs, including the Empleando Futuros Project. Banyan Global is currently implementing the Empleando Futuros Project in Honduras, dedicated to providing workforce development and life skills training to the next generation of youth.

Register online, or join by phone: +1 (571) 317-3112, Access Code: 399-613-717.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #YouthDay and #Youth4Peace.