The purpose of organizing the International Youth Day is to highlight the efforts of world’s youth in global development. It is celebrated every year on August 12 and a special theme is marked for it.
The 2015 theme is the Youth Civic Engagement which aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace.
Some of the activities suggested in the toolkit of the 2015 International Youth Day are:
Social activism through theatre and games with social messages or role playing exercises. You can also volunteer at the local level or involve with civic groups or activities.
Spread the Word:
Develop communication platforms to create or strengthen networks. You can use various channels to get the word out and connect with people interested in youth issues such as social networks: Facebook, Twitter, as well as University Newsletter and Local Newspaper, etc.
Use Social Media:
Celebrate International Youth Day connecting with other young people on social media. Use #YouthDay and share your plans
Engage your community:
Create an “info point” about youth civic engagement-related issues in the centre of town/village, at high schools, or at university centres
You can download this toolkit here.