If you're between 16-19 years old, this is an opportunity you shouldn't let pass!
Taken from the Global Changemakers website:
“In November 2011, the sixth Global Youth Summit will take place in the UK, bringing together social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers aged 16-19 from around the world. During the summit, the new Changemakers will be exchanging best practices and developing action plans for projects that tackle issues ranging from AIDS/HIV and corruption to education and human rights. Register on the site today so you can be the first to learn how to apply. The call for applications for the Global Youth Summit will go live on 4 July 2011 and will end on 24 July 2011. Download the Global Youth Summit 2011 one-pager (PDF) for more information.”
I have a few friends who are Global Changemakers and joining this program absolutely changed their lives. Supported by this community, they've traveled to China, England and other countries to make their voices heard. This initiative was founded in 2007 with the assistance of the British Council, and since then is growing every year to help the voice of youth advocate for their dreams. They offer regional and global summits, support grassroots projects and bring young activists to conferences such as the G20 meeting, the Global Humanitarian Forum and the World Climate Conference.
Take a look at their website and don't hesitate to send your application. If selected you'll find the Global Changemakers community a way to speak up and an opportunity to start making the difference in your community. Other than the Global Summits and other conferences, the Global Changemakers website also has a marketplace section to help you seek help for your project and / or seek new opportunities.