[New York, October 26, 2023] – AIESEC United States, the largest youth-run non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders through transformative international experiences, is thrilled to announce its participation in GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage radical generosity and make a lasting impact.
GivingTuesday, initiated in 2012, has evolved into a year-round global movement inspiring millions to come together to give, share, and celebrate the spirit of generosity. It serves as a reminder that every act of kindness, no matter how small, contributes to building a more inclusive, compassionate, and vibrant world.
This year, AIESEC US is proud to align its efforts with Giving Tuesday, further amplifying its mission of fostering skills development through practical experiences and cross-cultural understanding among young individuals. AIESEC US aims to create positive change and empower young minds to be catalysts for a brighter future through its various initiatives, including the ongoing fundraising campaign for Educational Equity.
About the AIESEC US fundraising campaign
In a world where access to quality education and life-changing experiences is unevenly distributed, AIESEC US is committed to fostering educational equity and sustainable development. Many talented and ambitious young individuals from underrepresented backgrounds face financial constraints that hinder their pursuit of personal growth and international experiences.
The fundraising campaign aims to address this disparity and empower these young minds to reach their full potential. By offering scholarships for the AIESEC Global Volunteer Exchange program, AIESEC US seeks to provide a pathway for at least 15 students to engage in community development projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
"At AIESEC US, we believe in the transformative power of youth and their ability to drive meaningful change in the world," said Abby Lemma, President and CEO of AIESEC US. "Joining GivingTuesday amplifies our commitment to shaping young leaders who are not only empathetic and globally aware but are also actively engaged in making a positive impact."
By joining the GivingTuesday movement, AIESEC US invites supporters to take meaningful action and play a vital role in empowering young individuals and creating a more inclusive world.
"We invite everyone to join us on this journey of generosity and impact," Soraya Morales added. "Your support can make a significant difference, whether donating to our campaign or spreading the message. Together, we can inspire a wave of transformation and create a brighter future for all."
This GivingTuesday, let's unite as a global community to celebrate generosity, uplift underserved communities, and empower young leaders to be the change-makers of tomorrow. To learn more about AIESEC US's participation in GivingTuesday and to contribute to our campaign, please visit www.aiesecus.org/donate. Join the movement and be a part of the change. Together, we can make a difference.
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About AIESEC US
AIESEC US, founded in 1948, is a youth-led non-profit organization that provides young people with opportunities for personal and professional development through international experiences, such as internships and volunteering programs. Run entirely by youth, AIESEC US is committed to fostering cross-cultural understanding, leadership development, and global citizenship among young individuals.