MSU hosts first annual Global Youth Summit

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Michigan State University is hosting the first-ever Global Youth Advancement Summit at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

The summit is organized by the Global Youth Advancement Network (GYAN) and the summit features networking, workshops, case studies and an entrepreneurship competition.

Going along with the theme of Addressing Global Inequity, nearly 150 delegates from 37 countries are gathering together on MSU's campus for the event.

The delegates are young leader's in their communities ranging from ages 18 to 35 who have identified issues in their local communities and are working to address them.

At the summit, they'll be exchanging ideas and solutions to reduce global inequities in the areas of education, healthcare, environment, arts and culture and livelihoods.

"During the summit, young scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from various disciplines and regions of the world will be leading the discussions and driving summit activities with support from MSU faculty and industry mentors," said Chinwe Effiong, assistant dean for GYAN.

The summit began Wednesday and will last through Thursday, June 13.

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