San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

August 7 to 11, 2019

One hundred thirty young writers and activists from around the world will convene in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the second International Congress of Youth Voices.  Download our press release

Our delegates represent cities all over the world! Explore the map here.

Delegate, organization, and parent resource documents here.

Salvador Gómez-Colón  Returning Delegate  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Salvador Gómez-Colón
Returning Delegate
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lillian Gieseke  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio

Lillian Gieseke
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio

Kenan Mirou  Returning Delegate  Damascus, Syria & San Francisco, California, USA

Kenan Mirou
Returning Delegate
Damascus, Syria & San Francisco, California, USA

Daniela Morales  Student Delegate  Cali, Columbia & Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daniela Morales
Student Delegate
Cali, Columbia & Chicago, Illinois, USA

 
Shane Lowe  Student Delegate  Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Shane Lowe
Student Delegate
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Freshta Tori Jan  Student Delegate  Kabul, Afghanistan & Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Freshta Tori Jan
Student Delegate
Kabul, Afghanistan & Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Isaiah Simon   Student Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Isaiah Simon
Student Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Gilda Temaj  Student Delegate  Guatemala & Berkeley, California, USA

Gilda Temaj
Student Delegate
Guatemala & Berkeley, California, USA

 
Itumeleng Banda  Returning Delegate  Johannesburg, South Africa

Itumeleng Banda
Returning Delegate
Johannesburg, South Africa

Judsine Blaisdell Whyte  Student Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Judsine Blaisdell Whyte
Student Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Chayangkul Pethpunya  Student Delegate  Bangkok, Thailand

Chayangkul Pethpunya
Student Delegate
Bangkok, Thailand

Caoimhe Deering  Student Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Caoimhe Deering
Student Delegate
Sydney, Australia

 
David Wallace-Wells  Guest Speaker

David Wallace-Wells
Guest Speaker

Lucienne Gigante  Guest Speaker

Lucienne Gigante
Guest Speaker

D’Real Graham  Mentor

D’Real Graham
Mentor

Huda Abuarquob  Guest Speaker

Huda Abuarquob
Guest Speaker

 
Edwidge Danticat  Guest Speaker

Edwidge Danticat
Guest Speaker

Precious Perez  Student Delegate  Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Precious Perez
Student Delegate
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Rosa Colón  Guest Speaker

Rosa Colón
Guest Speaker

Dr. Olivia U. Rutazibwa  Guest Speaker

Dr. Olivia U. Rutazibwa
Guest Speaker

 
Michael Fernández Frey  Guest Speaker

Michael Fernández Frey
Guest Speaker

Luis Villanueva  Student Delegate  Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Luis Villanueva
Student Delegate
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Valeria Gonzalez  Student Delegate  Austin, Texas, USA

Valeria Gonzalez
Student Delegate
Austin, Texas, USA

Isra Hirsi  Student Delegate  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Isra Hirsi
Student Delegate
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 
Jamie Margolin  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Jamie Margolin
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Michaela Bailey  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michaela Bailey
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Alia Malek  Guest Speaker

Alia Malek
Guest Speaker

Grace Yoo  Student Delegate  Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Grace Yoo
Student Delegate
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 
Chinaka Hodge  Guest Speaker

Chinaka Hodge
Guest Speaker

Amanda Uhle  Co-founder

Amanda Uhle
Co-founder

Nyuol Leth Tong  Guest Speaker

Nyuol Leth Tong
Guest Speaker

Hayden Beaulieu  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Hayden Beaulieu
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

 
Felicia Wong  Staff

Felicia Wong
Staff

Matilde Bondo Dydensborg  Student Delegate  Frederikssund, Denmark

Matilde Bondo Dydensborg
Student Delegate
Frederikssund, Denmark

Emmy Kastner  Staff

Emmy Kastner
Staff

Vaidehi Bulusu  Student Delegate  Bangalore, India

Vaidehi Bulusu
Student Delegate
Bangalore, India

 
Rashawnda Williams  Mentor

Rashawnda Williams
Mentor

Jeremy Torres  Student Delegate  Puerto Rico

Jeremy Torres
Student Delegate
Puerto Rico

Dave Eggers  Co-founder

Dave Eggers
Co-founder

Ayushi Srivastava  Student Delegate  India & Union City, California, USA

Ayushi Srivastava
Student Delegate
India & Union City, California, USA

 
Aneth Naranjo  Student Delegate  Ecuador & New York, New York, USA

Aneth Naranjo
Student Delegate
Ecuador & New York, New York, USA

Ram Chandra Chapagai  Student Delegate  Jhapa, Nepal

Ram Chandra Chapagai
Student Delegate
Jhapa, Nepal

Agnes Ugoji  Returning Delegate  Lagos, Nigeria & Boston, Massachusetts USA

Agnes Ugoji
Returning Delegate
Lagos, Nigeria & Boston, Massachusetts USA

Noor Alnoman  Returning Delegate  Baghdad, Iraq & Austin, Texas, USA

Noor Alnoman
Returning Delegate
Baghdad, Iraq & Austin, Texas, USA

 
Iman Abdul  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Iman Abdul
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ifeoma White-Thorpe   Returning Delegate  Denville, New Jersey, USA

Ifeoma White-Thorpe
Returning Delegate
Denville, New Jersey, USA

Reem Suleiman  Student Delegate  Santa Clara, California, USA

Reem Suleiman
Student Delegate
Santa Clara, California, USA

Frantzy Luzincourt  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Frantzy Luzincourt
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

 
Serafima Osintseva  Student Delegate  Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Serafima Osintseva
Student Delegate
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Kerianalee Rivera Cruz  Student Delegate  San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Kerianalee Rivera Cruz
Student Delegate
San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Prashansha KC  Student Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Prashansha KC
Student Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Vanessa Ramon-Ibarra  Student Delegate  Washington, D.C., USA

Vanessa Ramon-Ibarra
Student Delegate
Washington, D.C., USA

 
Hussein Maow  Student Delegate  South Portland, Maine, USA

Hussein Maow
Student Delegate
South Portland, Maine, USA

Taryn Everdeen  Student Delegate  Norwich, England

Taryn Everdeen
Student Delegate
Norwich, England

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal  Student Delegate  Bang Lamphu Lang, Thailand

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal
Student Delegate
Bang Lamphu Lang, Thailand

Anouk Yeh  Student Delegate  Saratoga, California, USA

Anouk Yeh
Student Delegate
Saratoga, California, USA

 
 
Mahima Poddar  Student Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Mahima Poddar
Student Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kahlil Darden  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Kahlil Darden
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Khayyam Yakut  Student Delegate  Zanzibar, Tanzania

Khayyam Yakut
Student Delegate
Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zach Estudillo  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Zach Estudillo
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

 
Monique Hansen  Student Delegate  Cape Town, South Africa

Monique Hansen
Student Delegate
Cape Town, South Africa

Maud Webster  Student Delegate  Norwich, England

Maud Webster
Student Delegate
Norwich, England

Rae'Chel Stanley  Student Delegate  Vallejo, California, USA

Rae'Chel Stanley
Student Delegate
Vallejo, California, USA

Sandile Bhengu  Student Delegate  Durban, South Africa

Sandile Bhengu
Student Delegate
Durban, South Africa

 
Karina Pantoja  Student Delegate  Paw Paw, Michigan, USA

Karina Pantoja
Student Delegate
Paw Paw, Michigan, USA

Prasuma Rawal  Student Delegate  Lalitpur, Nepal

Prasuma Rawal
Student Delegate
Lalitpur, Nepal

Lucy Valentine Malcoun  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lucy Valentine Malcoun
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Carlos Rodriguez  Student Delegate  Bronx, New York, USA

Carlos Rodriguez
Student Delegate
Bronx, New York, USA

 
Riya Kataria  Returning Delegate  Fremont, California, USA

Riya Kataria
Returning Delegate
Fremont, California, USA

Jhordan Price  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Jhordan Price
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Ayelet Travis  Student Delegate  University Heights, Ohio, USA

Ayelet Travis
Student Delegate
University Heights, Ohio, USA

Djamel White  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Djamel White
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

 
Karely Nunez  Student Delegate  East Palo Alto, California, USA

Karely Nunez
Student Delegate
East Palo Alto, California, USA

Kasia Carothers  Student Delegate  Austin, Texas, USA

Kasia Carothers
Student Delegate
Austin, Texas, USA

Joshua Borokinni  Student Delegate  Lagos, Nigeria

Joshua Borokinni
Student Delegate
Lagos, Nigeria

Sufyan Hameed  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sufyan Hameed
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

 
Prince Agrawal  Student Delegate  Arlington, Texas, USA & Kathmandu, Nepal

Prince Agrawal
Student Delegate
Arlington, Texas, USA & Kathmandu, Nepal

Karim Aburamadan  Student Delegate  Gaza, Palestine & Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Karim Aburamadan
Student Delegate
Gaza, Palestine & Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gracia Bareti  Student Delegate  Westbrook, Maine, USA

Gracia Bareti
Student Delegate
Westbrook, Maine, USA

Edna Akimana  Student Delegate  Portland, Maine, USA & Bujumbura Burundi

Edna Akimana
Student Delegate
Portland, Maine, USA & Bujumbura Burundi

 
Tess Kelly  Returning Delegate  Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Tess Kelly
Returning Delegate
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Cory Williams  Returning Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Cory Williams
Returning Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Eman Khatri  Student Delegate  Alameda, California, USA

Eman Khatri
Student Delegate
Alameda, California, USA

Akilah Toney  Returning Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Akilah Toney
Returning Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 
Charlotte Suttee  Student Delegate  Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Charlotte Suttee
Student Delegate
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Lisa Kanyomozi Rabwoni   Student Delegate  Kampala, Uganda

Lisa Kanyomozi Rabwoni
Student Delegate
Kampala, Uganda

Zadren Hill  Student Delegate  Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Zadren Hill
Student Delegate
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Winston Nunley  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Winston Nunley
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 
Nabila Abbas  Student Delegate  Lahore, Pakistan

Nabila Abbas
Student Delegate
Lahore, Pakistan

Simone Sarté  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Simone Sarté
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Mariama Savage  Returning Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Mariama Savage
Returning Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Jalen Kobayashi  Student Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jalen Kobayashi
Student Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

 
Rita Marsh  Student Delegate  San Francisco, California, USA

Rita Marsh
Student Delegate
San Francisco, California, USA

Peter Filatov  Student Delegate  Moscow, Russia

Peter Filatov
Student Delegate
Moscow, Russia

Kyron Loggins  Student Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Kyron Loggins
Student Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Kate De Groote  Student Delegate  West Valley City, Utah, USA

Kate De Groote
Student Delegate
West Valley City, Utah, USA

 
Odessa Hott  Student Delegate  Richmond, Virginia, USA

Odessa Hott
Student Delegate
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Anika Nayak  Student Delegate  Tampa, Florida, USA

Anika Nayak
Student Delegate
Tampa, Florida, USA

Kerry O’Sullivan  Student Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Kerry O’Sullivan
Student Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Beatrice Phiri  Student Delegate  Lusaka, Zambia

Beatrice Phiri
Student Delegate
Lusaka, Zambia

 
Calvin Sears  Returning Delegate  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Calvin Sears
Returning Delegate
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Marci Mazza- Fredley  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Marci Mazza- Fredley
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

A'Lyric Thomas  Returning Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A'Lyric Thomas
Returning Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Christopher Maximos  Student Delegate  Randolph, New Jersey, USA

Christopher Maximos
Student Delegate
Randolph, New Jersey, USA

 
Julisa Pérez  Student Delegate  Brooklyn, New York, USA

Julisa Pérez
Student Delegate
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Judica'elle Irakoze  Returning Delegate  North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA & Burundi

Judica'elle Irakoze
Returning Delegate
North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA & Burundi

Haris Hosseini  Student Delegate  San Jose, California, USA

Haris Hosseini
Student Delegate
San Jose, California, USA

Malcolm Yearby  Returning Delegate  Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

Malcolm Yearby
Returning Delegate
Burnsville, Minnesota, USA

 
Ibrahim Dahir  Returning Delegate  Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Ibrahim Dahir
Returning Delegate
Somalia & Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Sean Farrelly  Returning Delegate  Dublin, Ireland

Sean Farrelly
Returning Delegate
Dublin, Ireland

Yennifer Coca Izquierdo  Returning Delegate  Louisville, Kentucky, USA & Santi Spiritus, Cuba

Yennifer Coca Izquierdo
Returning Delegate
Louisville, Kentucky, USA & Santi Spiritus, Cuba

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein  Returning Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Elizabeth Schultz-Lorentzen Holstein
Returning Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

 
Legacy Thornton  Returning Delegate  Boston, Massachusetts USA

Legacy Thornton
Returning Delegate
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Violet Prete  Student Delegate  New York, New York, USA

Violet Prete
Student Delegate
New York, New York, USA

Torey Bovie  Student Delegate  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Torey Bovie
Student Delegate
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Iman Najjarine-Podbury  Student Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Iman Najjarine-Podbury
Student Delegate
Sydney, Australia

 
Giordan Dixon  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Giordan Dixon
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Daphne Constantinides  Returning Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Daphne Constantinides
Returning Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Samuel Getachew  Returning Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Samuel Getachew
Returning Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

Gabriela Romero  Returning Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Gabriela Romero
Returning Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

 
Zainab Nasrati   Returning Delegate  Copenhagen, Denmark

Zainab Nasrati
Returning Delegate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kieren Konig  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Kieren Konig
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Ashla Chavez Razzano  Returning Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Ashla Chavez Razzano
Returning Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Keshawn Townsend  Student Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Keshawn Townsend
Student Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 
Zoe Pavlik  Student Delegate  Durham, North Carolina, USA

Zoe Pavlik
Student Delegate
Durham, North Carolina, USA

Vivian Pham  Returning Delegate  Sydney, Australia

Vivian Pham
Returning Delegate
Sydney, Australia

Mimi Zekaryas  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Mimi Zekaryas
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Emma Lorenceau  Returning Delegate  Levallois-Perret, France

Emma Lorenceau
Returning Delegate
Levallois-Perret, France

 
Aliya Hall  Returning Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Aliya Hall
Returning Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Chandler Browne  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chandler Browne
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jasmin Loraine Benas  Student Delegate  Knightdale, North Carolina, USA

Jasmin Loraine Benas
Student Delegate
Knightdale, North Carolina, USA

Yasmeen Jaaber  Student Delegate  Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

Yasmeen Jaaber
Student Delegate
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

 
Jahid Wilson  Returning Delegate  Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Jahid Wilson
Returning Delegate
Irmo, South Carolina, USA

Amanda Gorman  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Amanda Gorman
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Michelle Diaz  Student Delegate  Los Angeles, California, USA

Michelle Diaz
Student Delegate
Los Angeles, California, USA

Leila Mottley  Returning Delegate  Oakland, California, USA

Leila Mottley
Returning Delegate
Oakland, California, USA

 
Azaria Pittman-Carter  Returning Delegate  Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Azaria Pittman-Carter
Returning Delegate
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Sachin Dangi   Returning Delegate  Kathmandu, Nepal

Sachin Dangi
Returning Delegate
Kathmandu, Nepal

Jamesha Caldwell  Returning Delegate  Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Jamesha Caldwell
Returning Delegate
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Maeve Wilbourn  Returning Delegate  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Maeve Wilbourn
Returning Delegate
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

 
Esperanza Rivera  Returning Delegate  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Esperanza Rivera
Returning Delegate
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Edgar McGregor  Returning Delegate  Pasadena, California, USA

Edgar McGregor
Returning Delegate
Pasadena, California, USA

Destiné Price  Returning Delegate  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Destiné Price
Returning Delegate
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Rachel Parent  Returning Delegate  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rachel Parent
Returning Delegate
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 
Salomée Levy  Student Delegate  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Salomée Levy
Student Delegate
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Huma Ali  Student Delegate  Seattle, Washington, USA

Huma Ali
Student Delegate
Seattle, Washington, USA

Rohnny Vallarta  Returning Delegate  San Jose, California, USA

Rohnny Vallarta
Returning Delegate
San Jose, California, USA

Tamia Coleman  Student Delegate  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tamia Coleman
Student Delegate
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 
 

Advisors

Salvador Gomez-Colón, youth delegate

Marta Michelle Colon

Lucienne Gigante, Animus

D'Real Graham

Rashawnda Williams

Emmy Kastner

Yalie Kamara

Thank You

The Ford Foundation

The Isabel Allende Foundation

The Carol Davis and Joel Marcus, MD Family Foundation

Gregory & Amanda Silverman

Writers House

Steven Malk & Alexandra Sartor

Jet Blue

Heinz Endowments

The Obama Foundation

The Women's March

Jean Tirri

Caras con Causas

Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Reach Higher

International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers