From the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) we offer continuous and permanent youth consultation processes with the purpose of actively involving the largest number of young people from all over the hemisphere, in their capacity as social actors who, through their recommendations and initiatives, contribute to nurture the debate on OAS processes.

The I Meeting, hand in hand with the VI Young Americas Forum, has strengthened the participation of the youth of the hemisphere through a hybrid methodology, providing content, various dynamics of interaction, networking, and workshops to more than 1,000 young people from the continent, who represented their communities, youth networks and youth interests both online and on-site. This methodology has made it possible to integrate the contributions of youth in a broader and more inclusive way to the priorities of the region.

These contributions have been compiled and systematized through the I Report on Youth Contributions of the Americas 2022 (content available only in Spanish). Said contributions and results of the program are part of the inputs on the road to the next Cities Summit of the Americas, in Denver, Colorado, in 2023, which will allow youth to consolidate actions and proposals to implement and expand the commitments of Hemispheric Economic and Social Development at the local level.

How can I participate?

Channels of Participation

You can participate in the process of the Young Americas Forum through the following channels, access more information by clicking on each of the boxes.

Youth Dialogues

National, hemispheric and thematic: on-site, hybrid or virtual. Activities co-organized with several youth networks, provide an opportunity for young people to get involved and express their priorities, actions and recommendations to the leaders of the region.
Guide to organize dialogues

Virtual Tools

A virtual consultation, a virtual community and #YouthInTheSummit online campaigns are some of the tools that will allow us to continue involving the youth of the Americas in the consultation process of to the Young Americas Forum.
Virtual consultation

Policy Labs

The Policy Labs are virtual presentations, roundtables, dialogues, and events created to facilitate research evidence uptake into policy and practice, with a special focus on youth.

Entrepreneurship in Action

Through the Talent and Innovation Competitions of the Americas program (TIC Americas), entrepreneurial youth in the continent will be able to access support resources for the consolidation of initiatives that respond to the hemipheric priorities.
Meet entrepreneurs