Dear YUGA Members,
After several years of working with and for youth on the Youth Engagement and Action Team, the time has come to move forward in a new role at Plan International USA. While I’m excited to learn about new aspects of the organization, I will certainly miss the YEA team and working with all of you!
I will never forget the many years at YUGA Leadership Camp; traveling to the 55th Commission on the Status of Women with young women from around the world; or sitting in the General Assembly at the UN Launch of the International Year of Youth. It has been an amazing journey, for sure – and one that I surely won’t soon forget.
While my role has changed, my contact information has stayed the same – and I do hope you stay in touch. I love to learn about what you all are doing in your communities and ways that you are inspiring change. I believe wholeheartedly that you are making a difference.
I would love to catch up at YUGA Leadership Camp this summer, as I’ll still be attending for a portion of the time. It would be great to see some familiar faces and learn about some of the great work you’re doing.
I wish you all the best as you continue your work with YUGA. If you have any specific questions about YEA programs, you can contact Dounia, our Youth Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, at Dounia.Bredes@planusa.org. We’ll also be hiring for a new team member on YEA, so be on the lookout for the new manager soon!
Thank you for your passion, dedication, and inspiration. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you. Please do keep in touch!