Created in 2014, the Atlanta Youth Board serves as a community UNICEF club made up of middle school and high school students who are passionate about UNICEF’s work and want to spread awareness within their community. Originally a club focused on education it has since evolved under the leadership of LaDarrien Gillette, Atlanta Community Engagement Fellow. The Youth Board now works to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF.
The members take action by starting UNICEF clubs in their schools, organizing community fundraisers, and writing letters to their representatives in support of children’s right. In addition to working within their own communities, the Youth Board also volunteers at the Atlanta Gala in which they talk to attendees about UNICEF’s life-saving Inspired Gifts.