One World Youth Project

One World Youth Project (OWYP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in Massachusetts. Its goal is to create a more knowledgeable, compassionate, skilled, and understanding generation of global citizens while at the same time, inspiring youths to take effective action now.[1][2]

One World Youth Project
TypeYouth organization
Legal statusNon-profit organization
PurposeYouth empowerment
Youth engagement
Youth-adult partnership
Region served
& Founder

Jessica Rimington
WebsiteHome page



The Massachusetts, United States based organization was founded in 2004, by Jessica Rimington, who at the time was 18 years old.[3][4]



OWYP is a sister-school program for middle and high school students, linking groups in North America, with groups from around the world in learning partnerships for the purpose of community service toward the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.[5] The OWYP educational program allows youth to explore and better understand their own community, while learning about the community of their sister-group overseas.[6] Each sister-group pair is assigned one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals on which to focus their yearlong study and communication.[7] Each sister-group ultimately takes action on their UN Millennium Development Goal through a local service project. Over 60 schools were paired in OWYP's first four years.[7]

See also



  1. ^ "One World Youth Project - Target Market Statement". Skoll Foundation. 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  2. ^ "The Vision". One World Youth Project. 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  3. ^ "Jessica Rimington "Never too Young to Make a Difference"". The Abroad View Foundation (Middlebury College). 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  4. ^ "A Visit With Jessica Rimington" (PDF). Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  5. ^ "The Consideration of Youth". United Nations, Non-Governmental Liaison Service. 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  6. ^ Lewis, Barbara A (2008). The teen guide to global action: how to connect with others (near & far) to. (Digitized online by Google books). Free Spirit Pub. p. 48. ISBN 9781575422664. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  7. ^ a b "One World Youth Project". Sister Cities International. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30.