Young leaders from all over Mexico, including GOJoven Mexico’s National Coordinator Sandybel Robaldino, gathered on October 25 and 26 to attend the first ever “One Million Youth for Mexico” Summit at the congress center in the city of Querétaro, Mexico.
“One Million Youth for Mexico” is a 100% citizen-led, independent and nonpartisan initiative that seeks to bring together Mexico’s youth to address pressing social issues. The summit sought to create a national network of youth leaders capable of engaging with the government and finding private solutions to public problems.
The inaugural event was led by José Calzada Rovirosa, Governor of Querétaro and was attended by José Manuel Romero Coello , IMJUVE holder, Spinolo Andrea Prieto, Youth Secretary of Queretaro, Regil Armando Velasco, President of “Million Youth for Mexico “, and Federico Quinzaños Rojas, Coordinator of International and Government Innovation.
The summit focused on the following themes:
- Democratic Security and Rule of Law
- Quality Education
- Economic Development and Sustainability
- Social Cohesion and Identity
- Governance, Democracy and Civil Society
For more information on the summit and the initiative, take a look at the following videos:
This video is a welcome message to “One Million Youth for Mexico” Summit attendees from Former United States President Bill Clinton.
This video is a compilation of images from the summit.
This video highlights some of the projects that have been selected as official “One Million Youth for Mexico” projects for various regions in Mexico. GOJoven Mexico has applied to be the official project in Quintana Roo, Mexico and are waiting to hear if they’ve been selected.