The 50 Percent

(Formerly The Global Youth Engagement Program)

Uniting, Empowering, and Mobilizing Global Youth

Traditionally, this group of young people under 30 are excluded from the decision-making processes that are responsible for creating the future.  We believe that every young person, regardless of their economic, social, or cultural situation, should contribute to the policies that impact their lives. We are here to unite them, listen to them, empower them, and ensure them equal representation at the table with policy makers at the local, regional, national, and international levels moving forward.


We are an international collection of young people who, in partnership with the Penn State University Sustainability Institute and the Club of Rome, currently have representation in 75 countries, with 345 potential partnerships, speak 11 different  languages, and are scaled for continued growth.

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    Learning Planet Festival Listening Session

    Why this is an Idea That Matters

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    While our new website is in development, we invite you visit our current site to learn more about us.