One Young World 2018

This year I was introduced by my company, to the One Young World organization, a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world (18-30 years old), empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. 

They stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organizations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.

At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Justin Trudeau, Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Jack Dorsey, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Richard Branson,  Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver,  and Mary Robinson. 

After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energizing their corporate environment. 

In October, the annual One Young World Summit will be hosted in The Hague, Netherlands and my company, UBM has graciously offered to sponsor my flight to the Netherlands, if I can finance the ticket to attend the Summit. 

Today, I am asking for your help to finance my One Young World ticket so I can take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity and be surrounded by the brightest young leaders from 192 different countries around the world! No youth led movement outside of the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.

Having this opportunity to be in an intellectually stimulating environment will encourage me to keep progressing forward and take on new challenges upon my return. I know this opportunity will help me reach my full potential faster with the tools and lessons learned from attending the Summit. It would be a distinct honor to be known as a One Young World Ambassador, representing the United States of America and UBM, as well as,  joining a network of young leaders who are creating positive change around the world.

It would mean the world to me to attend this Summit in October and appreciate any contribution you can make in having this dream turn into reality.

Thank you so much!

Please see the 2017 One Young World Summit Highlight Video:
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Heather Shankman 
Iselin, NJ

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