Youth Lead Now! is a new initiative of The Aspen Institute that brings expert, national speakers into the living rooms of youth and families locally. These virtual monthly events provide touchpoints that enable youth to stay resilient during these unprecedented times and motivated to be engaged in the work of change-making. We are leveraging the power of the Aspen Institute’s network in service of local communities to provide messages of hope and inspiration when it is needed the most.
The Aspen Institute’s Leadership Division, Aspen Challenge, and Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship – along with programmatic and community partners across the United States – are launching Youth Lead Now! to mitigate the significant distress and uncertainty that youth and their families are experiencing while simultaneously catalyzing new ways of thinking and working toward community progress. By leveraging the networks of the Aspen Institute, we will provide opportunities for youth across the country to engage with and learn from seasoned leaders, while helping them build their own strategies for resilience and efficacy in leadership.