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SustainUS, Inc.
February 18, 2011

My involvement with SustainUS has been very rewarding on two fronts. First, as a member of one of its US youth delegations to the United Nations climate change talks, I had the opportunity to take part in a very enriching program. I not only had the chance to participate in a UN conference, but I also gained from the six-month preparation process with other young people who had already been to such conferences. The informal, peer-to-peer education that SustainUS's Agents of Change programs foster was invaluable for me.

I was so impressed by the strength of its programs that I decided to become a volunteer program coordinator. Filling this role has been equally enriching, as I have had the pleasure of bringing new young people into the organization and presenting them with the resources and opportunities associated with the Agents of Change program.

SustainUS is providing a highly valuable service to young people in the US. Also, in engaging internationally, whether with other youth or with governments, the organization is furthering the impact of youth engagement in sustainable development and therefore contributing in a much broader way.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing youth UN conferences related to sustainable development

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Focus on development and grantwriting so that the organization can provide more financial help to youth from underrepresented communities to partake in SustainUS's valuable programs.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I coordinate the Agents of Change program.

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