Join the World’s Leading Media at YOUNGA

YOUNGA is a pioneering VR/XR mixed reality event for global unity and youth action for our future. The inaugural YOUNGA™ Forum was organized by BridgingTheGap Ventures in response to a call by His Excellency António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on member states to host the largest, most inclusive global dialogue on the future we want in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.

To successfully build action plans for future generations, we believe it is crucial that we involve the voices, ideas and active participation of young people.

Submit a media request to coordinate a media interview, access to speaker quotes and/or arrange private VR media tour and viewing of our immersive mixed-reality performance with Pitbull.  

Reaching the world's top leaders of today and tomorrow from home

Through an inclusive, forward-looking youth-driven dialogue live-streamed around the world, YOUNGA connects young people directly with influential decision-makers and industry leaders to co-create solutions for a more inclusive, sustainable world.

Programming is delivered virtually using emerging VR and XR (mixed reality) technologies allowing all stakeholders to participate safely from their location of choice—to create an interactive and participatory platform for young people to connect and share ideas with the world’s top decision-makers.

YOUNGA 2020 Youth Delegates Speak

“Discussions by youth across the globe with key decision makers are crucial for us to accomplish Vision 2030 for our island. This is what YOUNGA provides... For the past five years I have been working tirelessly to eradicate education inequality across the Caribbean region. It pains my heart to see the inequity that exists. The time for discussion and action is now."

Jenine Shepherd, Youth Delegate

YOUNGA is exactly what the youth and the world needed right now. I've met incredible people here and I've learned from each and every one of you. When I joined I thought it was going to be really hard to connect with everyone... but the whole YOUNGA team and speakers has made it possible to connect and feel close to everyone!"

Laura Moncada, Youth Delegate

"This is one of the life changing experience for me to attend YOUNGA. [So far] I had an opportunity to meet with experts and celebrities to talk about their social impact work and share our ideas to them so we can work together to meet SDG goals by 2030. It feels like we are in the community and have been treated like a family as well."

One Young World, Youth Delegate

VR After Party Highlights

VR After Party banner at 11pm EST on Dec 5

Request a VR press tour to see the magic of our mixed-reality experience with Pitbull from our finale first-hand.

Ensuring No One is Left Behind

Through YOUNGA, our mission is to create an inclusive and accessible platform for tomorrow and today’s leaders to unite and co-create solutions for a better future. Through our 2020 Youth Delegate program, we have upskilled 1500+ youth delegates, nominated by youth-serving organizations and charity partners, providing free access to 40 hours of leadership and advocacy training and guided mentorship sessions with high-level decision-makers.

YOUNGA 2020 Youth Delegate Breakdown*

*of the delegates who identified as such

36% low-income or barriers to employment

72% young women, plus our YOUNGA team is women-led

21% visible minorities

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BridgingTheGap Ventures
Kelly Lovell, Founding Chair