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Youth Robotics Teams and Global Brands Celebrate Innovation and STEM Inspiration at Record-Breaking Event in Detroit

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 aprile 2019

This week, more than 17,000 students (ages 6-18) from around the world traveled to Detroit, putting their innovation skills to the test at the annual FIRST Championship Presented by Qualcomm Incorporated, held at the Cobo Center and Ford Field.The four-day Detroit event, attended by more than 43,000 people, came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of thousands of cheering fans at Ford Field when teams competed in match finals for the FIRST® Robotics Competition and FIRST® Tech Challenge world championships. Four teams from Brighton, Mich.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; Eindhoven, Netherlands; and Philadelphia, Pa., were the FIRST Robotics Competition Winning Alliance for this year’s game, DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE Presented by The Boeing Company. Teams from Vincentown, N.J.; Hollis, N.H.; and Mundelein, Ill., were the FIRST Tech Challenge Winning Alliance for ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm.FIRST Championship, the world’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, kicked off last week in Houston with 33,000 people. Altogether, a record 76,000 people participated in the two-week event.

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CCM Inspires Youth Hockey Players to Do Good This Holiday Season

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 dicembre 2018

CCM Assists encourages young players to participate in community service and perform good deeds locally. To enter, participating teams across North America are asked to share images & videos with a short description of their “assists” via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #CCMAssists #Entry.At the conclusion of the program in January, three participant teams will be chosen as winners. The winning teams will be outfitted with CCM’s JetSpeed, Ribcor Trigger 3D or Super Tacks AS1 sticks, plus two goalie sticks, for their notable “assists” to the community. For full rules and regulations, please visit:“We are so proud of everything these young hockey teams have accomplished since the inception of the CCM Assists program in 2015,” said Rick Blackshaw, CEO of CCM. “Very few players will play professionally, but everyone has the opportunity to be a great contributor to their community. As such, these players know that how they perform off the ice is just as, if not more, important than how they perform on it. We are stoked to see what initiatives teams will take part in for the 2018 holiday season!”As an organization, CCM has placed an emphasis on social good and community initiatives through key donations, volunteer services at community hockey events and partnerships with CCM pro-athletes within local communities. Earlier this year, CCM partnered with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, providing equipment donations and volunteers to help get as many kids on the ice as possible within the Montreal community.Throughout the course of the campaign, submissions will be retweeted or liked via the CCM social pages. The winning submissions will be showcased on January 11th across CCM’s social media feeds.

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Youth hopes for greater engagement with churches

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 novembre 2018

The young members of the electoral reserve of CEC Governing Board are deeply motivated to influence the life and work of the regional ecumenical organisation. Each member of the Governing Board has a proxy drawn from the electoral reserve, who comes from the same church family and region as that member. Among this electoral reserve are Tuomo Mäkelä from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Maria Mountraki from the Orthodox Church of Finland, Katarzyna Charkiewicz from the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church and Deacon Iakovos Andriopoulos from the Church of Greece.The 20-member Governing Board of CEC meets twice annually to oversee the implementation of the decisions of the Assembly. The new board meets from 22 to 24 November in Brussels, for its first official gathering following the 2018 Novi Sad General Assembly.
25-year-old Tuomo Mäkelä considers being associated with CEC an “amazing and positive experience.” “I have learnt many new things related to the work of CEC and European churches. The cooperation with everyone has been lovely,” he said.“CEC values the opinions of youth, which is one way to encourage their contributions.”Mäkelä went on to say that for making CEC’s work relevant to its members and partners it is important to have a stronger youth participation in all activities.Maria Mountraki is hopeful about the engagement of young people in European churches. 26-year-old Mountraki has been involved with the ecumenical movement and was among the organisers for youth programmes held at the 2018 Novi Sad Assembly of CEC in Serbia.
“I am sure in future there will be more engagement for young people. And I am excited to see how much difference we can make together.” Mountraki went on to say that churches must use their resources for good youth initiatives and offer opportunities to hear young people’s voices in their midst.
23-year-old Katarzyna Charkiewicz from the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church is another member of the electoral reserve.She strongly stresses the importance of the role of young people in churches. “The Church needs young people, and young people need the Church,” she said.“Young people are witnesses of the power of faith, they pass it to their children, friends – younger generations who nowadays look for inspiration in their lives. The Church gives youth the spirit that is very important in the era of today’s pursuit of duties, problems and worries.”
“In our church, young people cultivate the tradition of their ancestors as well as martyrs who sacrificed their lives for faith,” added Charkiewicz.
“The church without young people is like a tree without leaves and flowers. It means that it has roots such as history and elderly people full of faith, but without flowers it will not bear fruit, and without fruit the tradition will not be passed on,” she added.
The CEC Governing Board also includes three young members namely Andreas Henriksen Aarflot from the Church of Norway, Lea Schlenker from the Evangelical Church in Germany and Emma Johnson from the Methodist Church in Britain.

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Youth Ag Summit in Brasile destinato ai giovani appassionati di agricoltura

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 ottobre 2018

Brasilia dal 4 al 6 novembre 2019. è organizzato in collaborazione con due organizzazioni attive nella formazione delle nuove generazioni, Nuffield Brazil e AIESEC Brazil. Queste associazioni formano i futuri leader dell’agricoltura e incoraggiano la crescita personale e professionale dei partecipanti, attraverso l’opportunità di prendere parte a viaggi e attività di volontariato. Lo Youth Ag Summit riunirà 100 giovani talenti di età compresa tra i 18 e i 25 anni, provenienti da tutto il mondo, per rispondere ad una delle sfide più importanti della società moderna: come nutrire il nostro pianeta in maniera più sostenibile. Le iscrizioni sono aperte fino al 10 gennaio 2019. Per candidarsi allo Youth Ag Summit visita il sito

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Preparing Youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 Maggio 2018

Educators teach to the test. They have to. Tests are powerful tools that tell people what they believe is important. What happens when vast amounts of what schools test can be answered in seconds on student’s smartphones? Rising numbers of college graduates are having difficulties finding jobs at the same time as employers complain they cannot find people with skills. In an exclusive new interview with C. M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, OECD principal Andreas Schleicher reveals that it’s not uncommon to find “a few academics and government officials who determine what millions of students will learn” and these leaders “will often defend the scope and integrity of their discipline.” Schleicher is currently leading over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement education policies and practices for a new world. “The reason why it is so hard to move school systems is that there is a much larger invisible part under the waterline. This invisible part is about the interests, beliefs, motivations and fears of the people who are involved in education, parents and teachers included.” He adds, “It will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better.”
Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He is the author of the newly released book, World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System.Founded by C. M. Rubin, CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 700 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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Youth in Europe: What are we waiting for?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2013

The 14th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches has taken notice of the grave social consequences of the current economic crisis in Europe and the radical increase in the number of people in despair, some even taking their own lives. The economic crisis in Europe and beyond is now going on for more than five years. In 2012 we have even experienced another recession phase which means that unemployment is continually rising. This situation has immense repercussions on people’s welfare and especially on young people. Because of youth unemployment youth in Europe, in particular migrant and ethnic minority youth, are at risk of becoming a lost generation. Being unemployed effects a young person’s sense of identity, strips them of their dignity in society and removes their hope of future prospects. The CEC Assembly appreciates the recent initiative of the EU Commission as outlined in the communication “Working together for Europe’s young people – A call to action on youth unemployment (2013)” underpinned by a specific fund for regions with severe unemployment rates.CEC encourages all churches to offer opportunities and support to young people seeking employment. Churches can give young people hope when they do not see a way forward, and we wish to urge churches to resource efforts to give young people a renewed sense of hope. By investing in the young generation we ensure long term growth in the future. Churches should identify their role in overcoming the increasing youth poverty and promote social justice and solidarity.

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Health Programmes Far Short of Commitments

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 aprile 2012

United Nations, New York, Urgent action is needed to protect and fulfill young people’s human rights, particularly their right to sexual and reproductive health. Only then would they be able to fully contribute to the development of their countries, according to a new United Nations report.In a world of 7 billion people, 1.8 billion are between 10 and 24 years old. Almost all of them live in the developing world. While considerable progress has been made in sound national youth policies in recent years, these policies often lack the necessary investments or are not mainstreamed into national policy agendas, according to Monitoring of Population Programmes, Focusing on Adolescents and Youth, submitted by the United Nations Secretary-General to the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD).“Many assume that all young people have access to information, that most are likely to stay in school, that they postpone entry into the labour force until they finish a degree of education and that they delay marriage and childbearing for when they are ready,” said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. “However, this is not true for all adolescents and youth across the world. In fact, many of these issues are still a major challenge for the majority of young people in developing countries.”Young people continue to face poverty, high unemployment, inadequate education, poor health and violence, says the report. Millions of girls lack access to sexual and reproductive health services to avoid unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and sexually transmitted infections. As a result, an estimated 3 million unsafe abortions took place in developing countries among girls aged 15 to 19 in 2008.“The need to invest in young people is more urgent than ever,” said Dr. Osotimehin. “Now it is time to action.” Unmet need for modern contraception remains at historically high levels, says the report. A study shows that more than 60 per cent of adolescent men and women in four sub-Saharan countries did not know how to prevent pregnancy, and more than one third did not know how to obtain contraceptives. As a result, 41 per cent of all new HIV infections are among those aged 15-24, and 3,000 young people are newly infected every year. Child marriage is still widespread, with 30 per cent of women aged 15 to 19 in least developed countries are married or in union. Up to 60 per cent of sexual assaults are against girls under age 16, and more than 3 million girls worldwide are at risk of female genital mutilation or cutting every year. The report concludes that the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the key actions for its implementation “are still an unfinished agenda for young people in most regions of the world.” “The ICPD Programme of Action provides direction about the policies, programmes and resources that are needed to support adolescents and youth, and countries have reaffirmed and strengthened this direction in many intergovernmental agreements since the ICPD,” said Dr. Osotimehin. “However countries still have much to do to fulfill the rights and aspirations of young people.” An estimated $65 billion was needed in 2010 for population and reproductive health programmes adopted at Cairo, including those that help young people. One third of this amount, about $21.7 billion, was supposed to be invested by donors. However, a recent Secretary-General’s report shows that donor assistance, which has been increasing steadily over the past few years, is slowing down and still falls far short of the commitment of $21.7 billion. That assistance, which was $10.6 billion in 2009, increased slightly to $10.7 billion in 2010, and is projected to reach $11.4 billion in 2011 and $11.9 in 2012.

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