THE 50 PERCENT

ACTIVATING A GENERATION

About Us

Young people under 30 make up about half of the global population.

But too often, young people are excluded from the decision-making process that are responsible for creating a liveable future for all. We believe that every young person, regardless of their economic, social or cultural background should feel empowered to contribute to the systems that impacts their lives.

Our mission is to unite

The 50 percent is a global youth engagement program by the Club of Rome and Penn State University. Our mission is to Activate a Generation by facilitating opportunities for youth to engage with each other, their community and the international community to solve critical issues. It is a platform for young people to act towards change by creating initiatives, tell their stories, and developing critical skills.

Our mission is to unite

The 50 percent is a global youth engagement program by the Club of Rome and Penn State University. Our mission is to Activate a Generation by facilitating opportunities for youth to engage with each other, their community and the international community to solve critical issues. It is a platform for young people to act towards change by creating initiatives, tell their stories, and developing critical skills.

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Programmes

Storytelling Fellowship

At The 50 Percent Magazine, we are so much more than a magazine, and our goal goes beyond creating stories and content that challenge the status-quo. We recognise that the sustainability discourse lacks diversity, and that many young people may lack the confidence and/or support to feel empowered to address the urgent social and environmental issues we all face. We have therefore created a Storytelling Fellowship Programme, in which you will be engaging with youth from all over the world, where you will be supported to tell and write stories, create digital content, and have access to discussions around socio-environmental issues, as well as mentorship sessions with our leadership team and external mentors.

Psychological Mastery

The 50 Percent are committed to supporting and empowering our youth community from a holistic standpoint. For us, this means paying attention to your emotional wellbeing in the face of mental health challenges, climate anxiety and imposter syndrome.

To help support you, we developed our Psychological Mastery Training. The training focuses on providing knowledge to better understand yourself, while also developing strategies to manage challenging emotions, thoughts and behaviors. The training is run at various points during the year, and is on offer to our network members.

We believe that individuals who understand themselves from a deeper perspective, with heightened emotional awareness, are the leaders we want to see in the world

Our Community

The 50 Percent was created with the purpose of making youth voices heard all over the
world – community is core in everything we do. Meeting, talking and sharing experiences, problems and ideas is one of the most impactful ways in which we can create change.

Listening sessions are one of the ways we enable dialogue within
communities, so awareness can be built, and action can be taken on
the issues faced by youth globally today.

Our listening sessions allow us to achieve meaningful conversations
with youth and record quotes to be presented to leadership figures in
the climate discourse, giving us the possibility to build and share a
pretty clear picture of the challenges faced by youth in different
countries

ACTIVATING A GENERATION