Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hello, YUGA!

Hello!  I'm Dounia Bredes, the new Youth Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for Youth Engagement and Action (YEA) programs here at Plan International USA.  I work with Corrie Mook, the wonderful YEA Coordinator, here at Plan's offices in Warwick, Rhode Island.  I'm happy to finally introduce myself to you!


My background is in education and youth mentoring, with experience in marketing and publicity.  I come from a small town in northeastern Vermont, but I've spent time in New Haven, Connecticut and in New York City, and I've also studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal.  (Psst!  You should study abroad, too!)

As Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, I get the wider world to appreciate (and participate in!) the impressive initiatives run by YEA: School-2-School Linking, Walk for Wells, and, of course, YUGA

I have quite a few goals for YEA's programming in 2012.  I want to post more, Tweet more, and rally more for YUGA's campaigns; I also want to get more mentions, more followers, and more connections for you and your YUGA chapter.  In short, I want to get the word out.  Across the country, YUGA members are taking action on world issues.  I want to support you, connect you, and cheer you on!

Another one of my goals is a "relaunch" of YUGA's look in January 2012.  The relaunch includes a new logo, an updated website, re-tooled toolkits, and much more.  Here's a sneak peek!

YUGA is still a youth-led, grassroots movement.  That means that you lead, you learn, and you decide what happens next.

What do you think of the relaunch?  Where do you want YUGA to go in 2012?  Leave a comment on this post to let me know!

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