The pursuit of global citizenship
UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellows work to cultivate an American constituency whose empathy will stretch across the world and who care about international hardship as their own. The Global Citizenship Fellowship deploys eight fellows to eight regions in the U.S. to support a grassroots movement of community members who are passionate about UNICEF’s lifesaving work. As part of our fellowship, we work closely with high school and college UNICEF clubs to mobilize young people around issues affecting child survival and development. One particularly active and passionate young man, Winston Lee, is the president and founder of Valencia High School’s UNICEF Club.
Sarah Yun is a UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellow.
"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."—Mother TeresaThe task of fostering ‘global citizenship’ is an elusive and often intangible one. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF defines a global citizen as “someone who understands global interdependence, respects and values diversity, has the ability to challenge injustice and inequities, and takes action in a way that is personally meaningful.” The goal of UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellows is to cultivate an American constituency whose empathy will stretch across the world and who care about international hardship as their own.