Global Youth Health Summit & Hackathon 2018

Join MDJunior on September 15-16th, 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.

 

Who should participate?

The conference and hackathon are open to all - middle, high school and college students, faculty, parents, youth and working professionals.

 

Why should you attend?

The theme of the Summit is “Youth and Mental Health” 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 #MDJrHacks, 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!

A Global Movement #YouthNow will be launched at this Summit to empower youth, raise awareness and tackle Youth and Mental Health via active social and news media coverage.

 

#GYHS2018 will be spread over two days

 The Hackathon #MDJrHacks will be held overnight on September 15th. 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.

The Conference portion will be held on September 16th. 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.

Youth Fellow. Students who participate in both the Hackathon and Conference will earn the coveted  "Youth Fellow” recognition & certification. Hackathon participants will also earn service hour credits.

Complimentary lunch and a Tshirt will be provided to all registered attendees.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. Participants with dietary restrictions are advised to bring their own food.

 

About MDJunior

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 Awards and joined prestigious universities like Johns
Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Emory, Duke, UC Berkeley, USC, Georgia Tech and UGA.