apply for funding for Millennium Campus Conference!

Millennium Campus Conference 2014


Funding for Millennium Campus Conference (MCC)


Seeking: two U.S. youth to represent Plan International USA and Plan’s youth programs during a weekend-long youth conference on global development issues at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

Event Description:  The sixth annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC) will take place Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Student leaders from around the world will gather to discuss international development, ending extreme poverty and achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  At the conclusion of the weekend, a policy paper regarding youth perspectives on post-2015 global development will be presented to high level officials at the United Nations, U.S. State Department, and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development).

This application is for funding only.

  1. You must apply separately to attend the conference with the Millennium Campus Network.
  2. You are eligible to receive funding only if you are accepted to attend the conference.
  3. Funding will be made available to two qualified applicants.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate student at a U.S. university or college
  • Has been involved with Plan for at least 6 months and has enough experience to speak comfortably about Plan’s work and youth programming
  • Has an understanding of the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Has clear idea of what representing Plan and being a YUGA youth leader means
  • Has been accepted to attend the Millennium Campus Conference
  • Is available and has permission to travel to Florida from October 10 – 12, 2014
  • Is willing to network with other young people and build connections at the conference
  • Is willing to share what you learn at the conference with Plan staff, YUGA chapters, and the YUGA Summit participants
  • Must write a blog post for Plan within 1 week of returning from the conference

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no adult chaperone from Plan at this event. You will need to travel to Florida alone and you will stay in a hotel room with other conference participants.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the Millennium Campus Conference. Apply as soon as possible. Please review all the requirements for attending the conference at

Applications for funding are due by September 1, 2014.


speak out at the united nations!


2nd Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations

Call for Submissions

Attention girls of the world! We need YOU to celebrate the International Day of the Girl (IDG2014).

We are seeking a diverse collection of bold, sensitive, funny, powerful, everyday stories of girls’ lives to be performed LIVE by girls during at the United Nations in New York City on Friday, October 10th.

Send your original work to: with your name, age, country and contact information by Friday, August 1st.

We will also feature a select collection of stories on the IDG Summit site for the entire month of October in celebration of IDG 2014!

To submit your work, you must:

  1. Be a girl (or group of girls) 18 years of age or younger.
  2. Answer the question: “what does it mean to be a girl where you live?” Reflect on a specific moment in your life when you thought to yourself, “THIS is what it means to be a girl!” It could be a brave act, a moment of connection, a time when you overcame an obstacle, a turning point in your life, a best friend adventure, or a silly celebration. We are looking for original stories, poems, artwork, videos, photos, songs, or declarations about what it means to be a girl where you live.
  3. Send your original work to: with your name, age, country and contact information by Friday, August 1st.

Length requirements for submissions:

  • Short stories (maximum 500 words) and poems (maximum 250 words)
  • Art or Photos: send a picture with a short 50 – 100 word description
  • Video or music (maximum length of 3 minutes)

IDG 2014 is our day to celebrate girls everywhere: to celebrate our power, our voices, and our unique place in today’s world. Help us showcase the creative and collective voice of girls. The leaders of today need to hear from you. Submit your story and help us make this year’s Girls Speak Out herstorical!

DEADLINE: Friday, August 1st

Brought to you by: Day of the Girl Summit in partnership with iTwixie, Girls Learn International, Sage Girl, SPARK Movement, and The Working Group on Girls.

get psyched for the summit!


MDG-3[1]At this year’s YUGA Leadership Summit, we’re going to be talking about a lot of different global issues. In particular, we’ll be talking about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what we should do once these goals for international development expire in 2015.

It is important that all YUGA members come to the Summit prepared to talk about these issues. That’s why they’re watching the videos and exploring the links below. We wanted to share this special “previewing” with you. Don’t worry; it’s not homework—but you’re going to end up knowing a lot more than when you started!

START: Answer 3 Questions

  1. What are the Millennium Development Goals and what’s the post-2015 agenda? Watch this short video from the United Nations to find out!
  1. What’s “the World We Want”? That’s the name given to the global conversation about the post-2015 agenda (our international development goals after 2015). You can see some of the results of this conversation broken down by country and even on social media.
  1. What do YOU want? What are your priorities? What role can you play in the post-2015 agenda and supporting youth like you around the world? You can start the conversation on Twitter with @YUGAPlanUSA and #YUGASummit14!


FINISH: Watch “Why Poverty?”

We’re asking all YUGA Summit participants to watch an episode of the “Why Poverty?” Documentary made by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). You pick your episode—there are eight, and they are all less than an hour long, and they cover education, hunger, climate change, and many other issues.