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The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit Pre-Event Social Media Toolkit

Purpose of the Toolkit

The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit is an annual convening that brings together 500+ youth and economic development stakeholders from 55 countries to connect, exchange, and collaborate. The 2017 Summit will take place on September 27-29 in Washington, D.C.

As a prominent youth development organization, we invite you to help share announcements and information about the 2017 GYEO Summit with stakeholders in your network that are engaged in the critical issue of youth economic opportunity.

The purpose of this toolkit is to offer information to you about how this year’s event is taking shape and to equip you with the materials you need to share the GYEO Summit with members of your organization or audience.

To facilitate this, we have provided text and images to share on social media below. If you require any additional materials, please email Anna Gordon at anna@makingcents.com.

General Summit Information

Dates: September 27-29, 2017
Location: The Crystal Gateway Marriott – 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Website: www.YouthEOSummit.org
Hashtags: #YouthEO , #GYEO

There are four ways that individuals and organizations can get involved in the Summit:

  1. Register to attend
  2. Become a Summit sponsor
  3. Reserve an exhibit booth
  4. Volunteer

To stay up-to-date on new sessions, speakers, and other Summit offerings:

  1. Sign up for email updates at YouthEOSummit.org/contact-us
  2. Follow us on Twitter at @YouthEconOpps
  3. Follow Making Cents International on LinkedIn
  4. Like us on Facebook

Sample Social Media Posts to Get Started

Twitter

  • How will the future of work impact #YouthEO? Join the discussion at the @YouthEconOpps #GYEO Summit on Sept 27-29! http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH
  • At #GYEO Summit, young professionals & participants from developing countries receive discounted registration! http://bit.ly/1lVt2cY
  • Build your skills at @YouthEconOpps Summit’s interactive, extended-length training sessions! http://bit.ly/2tmQjyA

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • The Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will take place September 27-29, 2017 in Washington, DC. This year’s Summit theme, “The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World,” will explore what the future of work holds for young people in developing contexts and for professionals working to expand youth social and economic inclusion globally. For more information and to register visit: http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH

Sample Social Media Posts by Topic

The theme of the 2017 Summit is The Future of Work: Youth Economic Opportunity in a Changing World. This theme is supported by a strategic learning agenda organized around four technical tracks:

  1. Building a Foundation
  2. Ready for the Global Workforce
  3. Livelihoods Through Self-Employment
  4. Global Context Matters

In this section you will find social media posts related to each of the four tracks. Please share as relevant for your organization and audience.

Building a Foundation

Twitter

  • Building a Foundation track at #GYEO Summit examines critical skills to support youth’s social & economic success http://bit.ly/2sSWiv8
  • At @YouthEconOpps #GYEO Summit explore new methods for soft-skills development such as service learning & mentoring http://bit.ly/2sSWiv8

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunity Summit’s Building a Foundation track explores how to develop skills for youth to achieve life-long learning and earning in a changing world of work. Sessions in this track will highlight soft-skills development, credentialing, and mixed methods for skill building like service learning, arts and media, mentoring, and more. Discover more about the Building a Foundation sessions in the 2017 #GYEO Summit agenda: http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0

Ready for the Global Workforce

Twitter

  • How do we create pathways for successful & sustainable youth employment? Join discussion on #YouthEO at the Summit http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH
  • Explore how to prepare and connect youth to jobs in today’s changing world of work at #GYEO Summit http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • The 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunity Summit’s Ready for the Global Workforce track explores how to prepare youth for transition to the workforce and for the demands of today’s rapidly transforming global economy. Highlights of this track include innovative models for job-matching platforms, public-private partnerships to bridge the skills gap, and what works in labor market information systems. Find out more about topics and sessions included in the 2017 #GYEO Summit agenda: http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0

Livelihoods through Self-Employment

Twitter

  • Experts at #YouthEO Summit discuss the strategies & support needed to enable youth entrepreneurs. View the agenda: http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0
  • What works to support youth entrepreneurs & scale entrepreneurship programming? Join the discussion at #GYEO Summit http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • Entrepreneurship is regarded as an important path for young people to enter the labor market and to promote job creation. At 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit the Livelihoods through Self-Employment track examines the skills, strategies, and supportive ecosystems needed to enable both necessity-based and growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Through this track, explore evidence of what works in different contexts, scaling youth entrepreneurship programming, and mechanisms for financing young entrepreneurs. Find out more about topics and sessions included in the 2017 #GYEO Summit agenda: http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0

Global Context Matters

Twitter

  • We’ll explore how issues like gender, migration & conflict impact youth opportunities @YouthEconOpps #GYEO Summit http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH
  • How does today’s global context affect #YouthEO? Consider the changing world of work at @YouthEconOpps Summit http://bit.ly/1pJj4MH

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • Young people are especially vulnerable to social and economic shocks. Join the discussion at the 2017 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit where we will consider the impact on youth economic opportunity from cross-cutting issues like gender, conflict, migration, and social policy. The Global Context Matters track will look closely at how youth are navigating these challenges in a changing world of work. Summit sessions will focus on effective strategies to support young people’s economic and social inclusion through youth programs and policy. See more on the Global Context Matters track in the 2017 #GYEO Summit agenda: http://bit.ly/2qMRyt0

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