Fearless. Committed. Innovative. Impact-driven. These words describe a group of young people who refuse to accept the status quo. They’re breaking barriers, using their voice for change, and introducing transformative ideas to their communities. We’ve selected 25 of these audacious changemakers—between 16 and 25 years old—to join our cohort of 2021 Young Explorers. Continue reading Meet the Young Leaders Inspiring Global Change
Innovation. It’s an idea central to the work of National Geographic Young Explorer Ilias Psyroukis. After becoming interested in space in high school, Ilias, a native of Greece, co-founded the nonprofit organization SPIN – Space Innovation, which educates young people about space and supports them in making and launching their own satellites. Continue reading Next Stop: Outer Space. How Innovation Fuels Young Explorer Ilias Psyroukis
The communities we visit have so many worthy stories but often no platform to share them. That’s where people like me come in. Sharing stories is a great privilege and responsibility, and it can make a difference. We’ve already seen it happen. Storytellers can change our world. Continue reading Changing the World One Photo at a Time: Reflections of a Youth Leader
In this post, two youth from island communities, Alvania Lawen and JinNam Hopotoa, share their perspectives on ocean conservation. Both live in locations with marine protected areas that National Geographic’s Pristine Seas helped to establish. Continue reading We Grew Up With the Ocean. Now We Are Protecting it for Future Generations.
This post was written by #GenGeo community member and National Geographic Young Explorer Sruthi Gurudev. I am not a scientist. But I am a reader. My first dives into the ocean’s depths were through books and beautiful photographs. Growing up in landlocked Chicago, I felt so far away from the ocean. I immersed myself in written pieces about strange and fascinating creatures who lived beneath … Continue reading Here’s How I Am Taking Action for Our Ocean (And How You Can Too)