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All About the Holidays: International Youth Day

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(male narrator) August 12 is International Youth Day, a day to inspire young people around the world to take positive action in their communities. More than three billion people, nearly half of the world's population, are under 25. That many young people can make a difference in the world. The United Nations created this special day to honor kids like you. It's a time to think about issues affecting your generation on a global scale. Children worldwide celebrate International Youth Day with concerts, art exhibits, fund-raisers, workshops, and performances of all kinds. Some even make videos expressing their hopes for the future, while others volunteer and research ways to help youth who are less fortunate. No matter how you honor your day, remember that you can make a difference and your voice can be heard. The United Nations has hosted many students with ideas for making positive changes in their communities, countries, and on Earth. Maybe one day, you'll travel to New York City to represent your generation. Take a deep breath, step up to the podium, and address the U.N. What will you say?

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International Youth Day is a day just for kids. It's a time to stop and think about the issues affecting young generations on a global scale. Part of the “All About the Holidays” series.

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