We believe that every young person – regardless of their economic, social, or cultural situation, should contribute to the policies that impact their future. These global listening sessions aim to collect the concerns, fears, and excitement of a diverse young generation and share this with policymakers at the local, regional, national, and international levels, corporate partners so they can better serve a generation of consumers and, maybe most importantly, back with the youth participants so they know they are not alone. These listening sessions are designed to understand better the areas of concern and excitement that young people aged 18-30 have about the future. To accomplish this goal, we have a team of Listening Session Mentors representing various regions around the world. These individuals provide support to Associates, who will host listening sessions within their communities. Associates are the backbone of the Global Youth Engagement Program. These young people are tasked with hosting listening sessions within their communities. This structure is intentional for two reasons. First, we cannot assume a one-size-fits-all global approach to coordinating this effort. Young people from the local community will provide insights – or contextual expertise – into how these listening sessions will be best coordinated, language, and cultural norms that will help collect a genuine voice. Second, and equally as important, is the creation of a local network of young people. During the listening sessions, our aim is that the young people participating will begin to develop a local relationship with each other, and through the Associate, becoming connected with other youth regionally. This creation of multi-tier social fields is critical to ensuring that we have a robust network to translate these thoughts into action once the listening sessions are complete.