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Youth Leading the World-Mastatal, Costa Rica

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EVENT DATE: Sep 03, 2013

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Bringing Youth Leading the World to Costa Rica: Empowering young Costa Ricans and linking them to a global movement for change.

Costa Rica is a leader in sustainability. We want to build on this leadership by bringing Youth Leading the World (YLTW) to Costa Rica to empower Costa Rican youth with the skills they need to create positive change in their communities and linking them to a global movement for sustainability to accelerate the global change process.

YLTW is a three-day intensive process in which young people explore local and global issues of sustainability, measure and understand their own ecological footprint and work on action plans to make change in their lives, schools and communities. OzGreen (www.ozgreen.org), an Australian non-profit, designed this process and have had great success in using this s as a way to integrate transformative learning and leadership process that fast tracks our transition to sustainability.

YLTW will be facilitated by locals, who will be trained August 2-4, 2013, on how to run YLTW and gain skills in leadership, project development, and communication. We will hold YLTW in Mastatal, Costa Rica on September 3-5. Youth participants will stay at a local organic farm, Siempre Verde, and will be coming from 3 different local high schools: CTP La Gloria de Puriscal, the high school in Mastatal, and the high school in Zapaton (the local indigenous community).

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