Representing the voice of youth

Co writers holding up White PaperA standing ovation at an international UNESCO forum in March made the culmination of many months and long hours of work all worthwhile for 17-year-old Auckland Girls’ Grammar deputy head girl Scarlett Parkes.

The driven year 13 student co-wrote an international youth White Paper on Global Citizenship with youth teams from 11 different countries, collaborating virtually across multiple time zones.

Scarlett was one of 10 representatives who travelled to Ottawa, Canada to complete the finishing touches and present the paper at the Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education.

As the sole Oceania representative, she received funding from the National Commission to attend the forum.

Read an Education Gazette article about Scarlett

Read a Manukau Courier article about Scarlett

Download the International Youth White Paper on Global Citizenship

Photo: Scarlett (top, second from left) with co-authors.