UNICEF's Next Generation is a group of young professionals ages 21 through 40 who are committed to doing whatever it takes to save children's lives. When we were born, 36,000 children died every day from preventable causes; now 17,000 do. Next Gen is taking action to reduce that number to zero.
Our members study issues that affect children around the world and choose UNICEF projects to support through education, advocacy and fundraising. By supporting UNICEF’s work, we are creating a world that is healthier and safer than the one we were born into.
Next Gen was an initiative started by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with Jenna Bush Hager, a UNICEF Young Leadership Ambassador. Now in its fifth year, Next Gen has already raised over $3.6 million for UNICEF programs worldwide and supported 11 projects. UNICEF believes in a world where there are ZERO starving children, ZERO children are denied an education and ZERO children are without clean water. This relentless conviction has propelled UNICEF to help save more children’s lives than any humanitarian organization in the world.
NextGen's current project supports equitable access to education for out of school kids in Syria and the Region. The Syrian crisis has displaced hundreds of thousands of children, preventing many from accessing schooling. Without education, protection, and support for these children, there is a risk of losing an entire generation to this conflict. This project will support education efforts in Syria and neighboring countries by increasing access to learning spaces, expanding access to recreational activities and and strengthening alternative education programs for out-of-school kids.
The Education Above All Foundation is partnering with UNICEF and will match, dollar for dollar, the donations to the No Lost Generation project. This will double the impact of our donations and increase NextGen's potential contribution to $1 million.
We need you to join us. There are solutions that will save and protect children, and we need your help to make them a reality. To learn more visit www.unicefusa.org/nextgeneration.