#UpForSchool Youth Rally 

NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South Monday 22 September, 4.30 - 6.00 pm.  
Followed by a public gathering in Washington Square Park at 6:00pm.

Up For School Youth Rally Image - 22nd September 4.30pm, NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South

Rally with youth leaders from over 100 countries as they launch a global call to action - the #UpForSchool petition - to demonstrate unprecedented support for education.

Young people will lead the Rally and be joined by world leaders including: UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown; international advocate for women’s and children's rights, former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique Graça Machel; #BringBackOurGirls leader Hadiza Bela Usman; Avaaz founder Ricken Patel; Rovio & Angry Bird’s Peter Vesterbacka; UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi; A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown, and CNN’s Isha Sesay.

Young leaders will launch the #UpForSchool petition to connect the global call for urgent action on behalf of 58 million children currently excluded from school because they are child labourers, brides, discriminated against, exploited or living in war-torn regions where their schools are under attack.

The event will also honour inspirational youth leaders on the front lines supporting education in their communities by announcing the recipients of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage Awards.




The #UpForSchool Youth Rally will be held on 22 September from 4:30-6:00pm followed by a rally in Washington Square Park.  

We encourage everyone who supports the right to education to join us at 6pm in Washington Square Park, which will be open to the public.

Before this, the #UpForSchool rally will take place at New York University's Kimmel Center in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium located at 60 Washington Square South between 4.30pm and 6pm.  

Space for this section of the rally is limited: if you would like to attend please complete the form below.  Completing this form does not guarantee a space at the indoor #UpForSchool rally. You will receive an email to confirm your registration.

The #UpForSchool Rally is co-hosted by A World at School and the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, in collaboration with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Youth.

Please email youth@aworldatschool.org with any questions.