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Organized by BridgingTheGap Ventures, YOUNGA® is the largest global festival for impact. Using mixed reality, YOUNGA unites young people with decision-makers to co-create solutions for a more inclusive, sustainable world during the United Nations Decade of Action from 2020 to 2030.

Since its inception, YOUNGA has united over 300 global partners and upskilled 7710 Youth Delegates across 170+ countries.

Through interactive and intergenerational experiences, YOUNGA equips young people with skill-building opportunities, action-oriented programming and curated connections. As a global participatory platform, we empower youth to share their hopes, concerns and ideas for the future with the world’s top industry leaders, celebrity influencers, brands and organizations.
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BridgingTheGap Welcomes Inaugural Canadian Delegation for YOUNGA, the Largest Global Festival for Impact

Youth across Canada have been selected to join the first-ever official Canadian Delegation for YOUNGA 2023—the largest global festival for impact

See our highlights from Younga 2020 and 2021

View our collection of clips from our inaugural forum in 2020 and our 2021 Younga Forum featuring some of our speakers, influencers, Youth Delegates as well as a peek into the immersive VR/XR experience offered by our programming

Top issues our 2022 Youth Delegates care about

Learn about the key issues and recommendations from youth across 130+ countries for decision-makers to address.

Watch our Younga 2020
XR After Party Recap

Step ontoYounga’s spaceship in AltspaceVR, the setting of our immersive XR 2020 After Party featuring a performance from Grammy award-winning rapper, songwriter and record producer, Pitbull.

"Our theme this year—Bridging our meta-physical worlds—has provided the space and platform for our Youth Delegates, speakers and partners to further discover these new dimensions and ways to drive action in their own communities and around the world. On behalf of the 2022 Youth Delegation, I’m excited to unveil this year’s Communiqué and hope it will serve as a launchpad for increased awareness, advocacy and action."

- Kelly Lovell,
Founding Global Chair, YOUNGA

Organized by BridgingTheGap Ventures, YOUNGA® is the largest global festival for impact. Using mixed reality, YOUNGA unites young people with decision-makers to co-create solutions for a more inclusive, sustainable world during the United Nations Decade of Action from 2020 to 2030. Since its inception, YOUNGA has united over 300 global partners and upskilled 7710 Youth Delegates across 170+ countries. Through interactive and intergenerational experiences, YOUNGA equips young people with skill-building opportunities, action-oriented programming and curated connections. As a global participatory platform, we empower youth to share their hopes, concerns and ideas for the future with the world’s top industry leaders, celebrity influencers, brands and organizations.
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Submit a media request to coordinate a press interview, access to speaker quotes and/or request media passes for the YOUNGA World Festival.

What Younga 2023 Youth Delegates Have To Say

YOUNGA's First Ever VR After Party

For our inaugural year, we produced a world-first immersive VR and metaverse experience with Grammy award-winning artist Pitbull
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The Younga 2022 Youth Delegation¹ were…

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Underserved groups
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Global South
Women
People of Colour2
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People facing barriers to education and employment3
Persons with mental health challenges or illness4
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² Includes those who identified as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Indigenous peoples (4.7%)
3 Includes those who identified as low-income persons and persons who are underemployed/unemployed or experiencing barriers to employment
4 Includes those who identified as persons with mental health challenges and persons with mental illness

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