Conference for one
With anxiety about the war in Iraq and uncertainty about the future, peace and security concerns have become youth issues to a degree not seen since Vietnam. Discontent must not be allowed to breed apathy or disenfranchisement, but lead instead to a new kind of engagement in which young people feel empowered to become educated about issues that affect their lives, to engage in public debate, to mobilize their peers and to vote.
Your gift will provide a unique opportunity for a young person to lead the way toward a safer, more peaceful future. Your gift will allow one student to participate in important security policy discussions at a national conference. Participating students will then organize events at their own schools to reach out to elected officials and make their voices heard on important security policy. This gift will provide a young person with real opportunity to impact public debate and policymaking on national security issues.