High school students share their impressions of the IHL Youth Leadership Summit hosted in June 5-8, 2014 in Washington, DC.
It was fun learning from the other teams and getting to see how they interpreted and informed the public on International Humanitarian Law and Child Soldiers. I learned that there are so many ways to communicate an idea to people, and affect them in such a way that they are interested in learning more and finding a way to be active for a particular cause. I was most impressed by the extensive use of technology by some of the Action Campaigns. When Oxford Academy does the IHL Action Campaign next year, it is definitely a goal to incorporate more technological mediums which will allow for us to target more of our community. The goal for all of these incredible campaigns is to not only make a difference, but to get other people to care and want to do something too. It is awesome to be able to get more people in the Orange County, CA community involved and interested in topics that are important to reflect upon. With all of the impressive and creative ideas for the IHL Action Campaign that my group and I saw this year, we are excited to get a head start and plan an awesome campaign for next year.
–Daniella, Oxford Academy