Who are the 50 Percenters?

A global community to build a better future

Did you know: young people under 30 account for over 50% of the global population!

Join 50 Percenters around the world in building a global solidarity movement
driving youth-led
systems change, from grassroots to leadership level!

Our Theory of Change

The challenges facing our communities, countries and the world can feel hopeless and
overwhelming
for young people to make a difference. 
 

However, it is because of this complexity that we must have all hands on deck!

Our Mission and Vision

Vision

To be a global leader in bridging youth across different geographies to engage in systems transformation by creating opportunities for learning and doing

Mission

Create a liberating environment for youth to rise to the challenges of our generation through: challenging the status quo; offering strategies and solutions, matching learning with action and well-being and fostering global solidarity

Our Programs

Tell Your Story

A free 10 week storytelling fellowship building communication and advocacy skills

60+ fellows trained | 5 Cohorts Hosted

Learning with Other Generations

Building systems thinking competencies through intergenerational dialogues exploring wicked problems with industry leaders.

12 Speakers | 100+ Participants

Equiping Problem Solvers

Capacitybuilding programs and focus groups to learn about tackling complex and systemic issues.  

The first focus group launched in 2024

Political Engagement:

Transformation goes beyond participation to influencing policies. Facilitate policy consultative processes. Producing knowledge and reports for leaders. 

Building the Business Landscape of the Future:

Capacity building in systems thinking for sustainable business and innovation.  

4 seminars in 2023

Our Team

Matias Lara

Director

Nolita Thina Mvunelo

Co-Director | Club of Rome Youth Program Manager

Kristen Miller

Program Lead – Storytelling fellowship

Kristen Miller

Program Lead – Storytelling fellowship

Vanessa Terschluse

Chief Editor – Magazine

Sungano Katsumba

Community Manager

Our Partners