YES Alumni Webinar: Making an Environmental Impact in Your Community

August, 20 2014

Join alumni of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program for a webinar about making an environmental impact in your own community.

We hear about environmental emergencies every day in the news, from severe storms and natural disasters to endangered species, vanishing natural resources, pollution, and climate change. With such powerful natural and human made forces, is it possible for youth to make an impact?

Join us as we explore environmentalism as a movement and hear from professionals and YES alumni about their successes and challenges with environmental projects.  Download a flyer here.


Thursday, August 28 @ 9am EST (UTC: 13:00:00)


Aown Shahzad

Aown ShahzadAown is a YES alumnus from Pakistan. He has worked with UNICEF HQ as a delegate, has been published in the UNICEF State of the World’s Children report, and has also participated in the UN General Assembly Summit on Climate Change. Besides this he is part of the National Council of Environmental Journalists in his country and has most recently worked as youngest employee at World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan.


BRACBRAC was started in Bangladesh in 1972 and is now the largest NGO in the world, managing programs around the world that work to eradicate poverty. The Disaster, Environment and Climate Change (DECC) programme works alongside the government, other non-governmental organisations and the community to build resilience, foster adaptation and respond to the effects of climate change and natural disasters.

About the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program

The Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. Scholarships for the YES Abroad Program are also available to U.S. citizens attending high school (age 15-18) to spend one academic year in select countries.