Delta Zeta Supports the United Nations International Youth Day

(Oxford, Ohio) Fulfilling our Creed, “To the World, I promise temperance, insight and courage,” Delta Zeta is honored to serve as a sponsor of the United Nations International Youth Day Panel on Monday, August 13.

This day of awareness draws attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding youth, with this year’s focus on “creating safe spaces where youth can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision-making processes and freely express themselves.” (UN.org)

International Federation for Peace & Sustainable Development President and Founder Sally Kader invited Delta Zeta to be one of the sponsors of a panel discussion on creating safe spaces for youth empowerment at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, N.Y. The event will feature a prominent panel of speakers including Jack McConnell, who started 20/20 Hearing as a youth, is a friend of Delta Zeta and also serves as a Starkey Hearing Ambassador. The panel will also include other youth leaders, ambassadors, ministers and experts in the field of youth and social development.

“Delta Zeta is truly a leader in making the world a better place and empowering today’s youth to be successful,” said Christy Phillips-Brown, National President. “Through our partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation, our members have helped improve the hearing health of thousands of children around the world. Delta Zeta members support young people around the world who do truly amazing things to change their communities for the better. Please follow the panel on social media, showing Jack and his family, which includes Madison, a member of our Zeta Pi Chapter at the University of Georgia, our support.”

Events such as this are important because U.N. statistics show nearly 535 million children live in harsh conditions and lack access to health, education and protection services.

Follow International Youth Day on social media to see how Delta Zeta is keeping our promise to the world. Follow @UN4Youth on Twitter or like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/UN4Youth/.

The International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD) is accredited by the United Nations with representation across five continents and 17 countries. Headquartered at the United Nations in New York, IFPSD regularly holds educational and empowerment programs for youth globally given its commitment to youth leadership, empowerment of women and girls, interfaith dialogue, promotion of human rights, combatting human trafficking and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Please contact Cindy Menges, Executive Director, at press@deltazeta.org for any questions about Delta Zeta’s involvement in this event.

Delta Zeta Sorority is a premier global network of inspired women who share a vision to truly change the world through leadership, service and philanthropy. Founded on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902, the Sorority has more than 266,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy and education. Learn more about our mission at deltazeta.org. For more information about the Delta Zeta Foundation, visit deltazeta.org/give-graciously.