Founded in 1946 to serve children affected by World War II, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations program that supports and defends the rights of children across 190 countries and territories. While some funding comes from governments, UNICEF also accepts and relies on donations raised by private donors.
Global UNICEF High School Clubs help educate, advocate, and fundraise for the programs. The organisation provides many resources for high school students looking to get involved or start a chapter, including guidelines, curricula, activity suggestions via the website. You have the opportunity to become a leader in your school's UNICEF club, allowing you to develop and master leadership skills that will prepare you for success in many areas of your life, both now and in the future. These skills are important for speaking, engaging in respectful debate, managing others, delegating responsibilities, and many other tasks required for personal and professional success.
Formal leadership positions are also great for your resume. Having leadership positions in high school demonstrates that you are responsible, dedicated, and talented. These are qualities college admissions committees look for in their students, so securing these positions now—especially for an important and noteworthy organisation like UNICEF—will show them that you have what it takes to be a successful student and potential leader on their campuses. Getting involved with UNICEF will allow you to use your problem-solving skills and creativity to work for a good cause that brings about a positive change in the world. You will also learn more about humanitarian issues, the United Nations, and global perspectives on current topics. That means UNICEF is an especially good fit for students interested in volunteering and better their communities and the larger world, as well as students who are considering a major or career in international studies or politics.
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There are opportunities for high school students to join or register a UNICEF club, worldwide.
There are no registration fees to start your own UNICEF high school club.
There are no pre-requisite skills that are necessary to join or start a high school UNICEF club.
The amount of time devoted to global UNICEF club programmes is at the member's own discretion.
Students may join existing UNICEF chapters or clubs within their school. If you are wanting to start a new club, the organisation provides many resources for those looking to get involved or start a chapter, including guidelines, curricula, activity suggestions via their website.