What is your wish for young people around the world? #PYEOneWish
As we blow out the candles on our 5th Birthday cake, we’ve been busy asking members of our network and online community one simple questions:
What is your one wish for young people around the world?
Gwyn Wansbrough (Managing Director of PYE): My wish is that is that all young people have the opportunity to live their lives fuelled by their greater purpose.
Johnmary Mukiza, Uganda Country Director for our partner organization In Movement: Art for Social Change: A socially and environmentally conscious, truly global community.
Suchetha Bhat (COO of our India partner organization Dream a Dream): If I had one wish for young people around the world it would be for young people around the world to have built the resources within themselves to be able to make the choices that make them truly happy.
Dante Garcia (camp graduate and now Power of Hope facilitator): I wish that all young people could have the opportunity to self reflect in the model that Power of Hope provides. To be able to breathe, set down the social armor, and play! To be able to live in a community that is accepting, creative and supportive.
Claire Mortifee (Power of Hope camp graduate): My one wish for young people around the world is that they love, respect and honor themselves that they understand they are enough exactly the way they are.
Devon Mortifee (Power of Hope camp graduate): If I had one wish for the youth of the world, it would be that no young person would ever not have someone to talk too.”
Mark Cheng (Director of Ashoka UK): That everyone has the opportunity to realize their full creative and human potential, and find meaning and purpose in their lives.
Twitter responses to the #PYEOneWish campaign:
@DenisePink Stop comparing yourself with others, listen to the wisdom within you, share your magnificent individuality with the world.
@imagineeringEd My wish is for young people to follow their passions and use them in the service of others.
@alexacitron “The right to education and the freedom to use it to the best if their abilities and dreams.”
@compasschildren “that they all reach their potential & have fun whilst doing it”
@OneTeenStory That they have the creativity and courage to change the world while enjoying it as it is.
@Miller_Amanda The freedom & encouragement to be changemakers
@benefitcorp A sense of the possible and the tools to achieve it.
@LucyGilliam spaces for creativity. Like make and do workshops, youth clubs
@Miss_Phatismo my wish is that young people could stop holding back & speak out!!!
@TeenEmpowerment In light of recent events here and youth violence around the world, our wish is peace!
@chixLIT that all young people realize the power of words and use them for good rather than evil
@kofiemeritus My wish is that young people will confidently unleash their dreams to solve the social problems we have in the world.
@alexacitron The right to education and the freedom to use it to the best if their abilities and dreams.
@compasschildren that they all reach their potential & have fun whilst doing it
If you want to join in the conversation simple send a tweet using the hashtag #pyeonewish.