Leadership | Innovation | Youth & Mental Health
Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon 2018
Join MDJunior on September 22-23, 2018 for our second Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon at Hong Kong International School (HKIS), Hong Kong. MDJunior is a student run non-profit organization spanning 45 chapters across the globe, with the goal to empower youth in health through selfless service.
The theme of the Summit is “Youth and Mental Health”
Half of the world's population is under 30, and 1.8 billion people are aged 10 to 24, making the youth of today the largest and most connected generation in human history.
The objective is to equip youth with an understanding of the mental health challenges facing them, and provide them a platform to civically engage and have their voices heard. MDJunior is launching #MDJrHack, the first hackathon event of its kind in Asia. It is designed to unite and inspire high school and college students with youth from different walks of life to develop innovative solutions around these issues.
Who better to lead the charge for youth mental health than youth themselves with the support of the global community!
#GYHS | #MDJrHack Will Take Place Over Two Days
The Conference portion will be held Saturday, September 22. Youth attendees will attend empowering and inspiring keynotes and panel discussions with some of the leading minds in the field. The conference aims to bring together youth and leading professionals in global public health, nonprofits and organizations from all over the world, to create a forum that explores issues and solutions surrounding youth and mental health.
The Hackathon #MDJrHack will be held overnight on September 22-23. Inspired by the perspective from the conference, the Youth will be challenged to build innovative solutions that affect societal change in youth and mental health. The idea is for youth to leverage their creative and computing skills, while demonstrating their problem solving capabilities and teamwork.
A Global Movement #YouthInHealth will be launched at this Summit to empower youth, raise awareness and tackle Youth and Mental Health via active social and news media coverage.
Global Impact | #YouthInHealth
Ultimately, Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon 2018 directly impacts the United Nation (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages, and World Health Organization (WHO): Health Goals.
Registration is now Closed.
We have over 200 Registrants. Thank You All!
Are you passionate about youth? Are you passionate about your community? Are you ready to be part of the #YouthNow global movement?
You can register the Hackathon, the Conference or both
Register for both to receive special recognition & certification as a "Youth Fellow". Apply now! (Limited seats.)
Register for the Hackathon
Great choice! Your opportunity to learn and solve real world problems. Register a team or as an individual. No! you don't have to be a techie. Participants will earn service hour credits.
Register for the Conference
Interested in attending the conference? Inspired to join the #YouthNow movement?
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MDJunior (MDJunior.org) is a student-run non-profit organization with a singular goal to “Empower Youth in Health through Selfless Service.” In eight years, the organization has grown to 45 chapters worldwide in the US, Honduras, UK, India and Hong Kong, with a large network of students and mentors. We implement local and global initiatives through our global chapter network.
Our signature Global Medical-Mentor Mission has provided medical care and public health support to over 15,000 patients / community members in rural Honduras and India. Facebook.com/MDJuniorOrg
Our first leadership conference, Global Youth Health Summit 2015, held at Emory University, Atlanta, USA was a huge success. It brought together youth, mentors and the health industry leaders to spark change. GYHS2015.org
MDJunior has been recognized by the White House, Government of Honduras, Jefferson Awards, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and several members of Congress. MDJunior has received city proclamations awards across the US. Additionally we have been recognized by media including Outlook, the Huffington Post, Business Insider etc.
Our students have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and joined prestigious universities like Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Emory, Duke, UC Berkeley, USC, Georgia Tech, and UGA.