Sign the Declaration

About the Declaration

The AFS Declaration of Accra was presented at the October 2017 AFS Network Meeting in Ghana—and signed by more than 120 AFS leaders attending this historic event.

Today, we are asking AFS Network Organizations around the world to invite their volunteers, boards, staff members, and alumni to sign the AFS Declaration of Accra as active global citizens committed to advancing the AFS mission: Foster greater intercultural understanding to create more just and peaceful world.

Our goal is to help the world learn to live together.

Leaders of AFS kicked off the signing of the Declaration of Accra

By signing the AFS Declaration of Accra, you and your AFS community will participate in an important milestone for our 103-year-old organization. Our new AFS Network Strategy encourages all of us to be more purposeful in our actions, and so the Declaration is a public pledge to achieve our three mission-driven impact goals:

  • Develop active global citizens
  • Globalize schools and institutions
  • Expand access to intercultural education.

Over the next few months, we will develop ways to acknowledge and begin capturing your good work and use it to help demonstrate to the world how deeply AFS cares about helping the world “learn to live together”—and what we are doing to make a positive difference in our communities and around the world.

Sign the Declaration here today, share it across your social media, and e-mail it to AFSers around the world.

Once we collect thousands of signatures from AFSers around the world, we will take the Declaration public so we can work together and empower others to support our impact goals. The Declaration will encourage others to pledge their resources to further the “learn-to-live-together” movement.

Let’s work together as ONE AFS and take this first step to ensure AFS’s impact is felt around the world!

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More than 120 leaders of AFS attended the Network Meeting where the Declaration of Accra was launched

The AFS Declaration of Accra was presented to the delegates of the October 2017 AFS Network Meeting in Ghana—and signed by more than 120 AFS leaders attending this historic event.

The AFS Declaration of Accra is AFS’s public commitment to our mission and our firm belief that a just and peaceful world is diverse and inclusive. All AFS volunteers, board members, staff, and alumni are invited to sign the Declaration to show our commitment to achieve three impact goals that will make a real difference in our local communities and around the world:

  • Develop active global citizens
  • Globalize schools and institutions
  • Expand access to intercultural education.

AFS will make a greater impact on the world by activating the AFS community of global citizens. AFSers in more than 100 countries already help drive our mission to advance intercultural understanding at work, at school and in their daily lives. Now the new Network Strategy offers more concrete ways that AFS Network Organizations, AFS volunteers, alumni, host families, and participants can contribute to these efforts through our programs, schools activities, public forums and community outreach.

About AFS

AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. is a global network of 60 independent organizations. Each year, more than 12,000 young people go on AFS Programs and there are more than 100 intercultural education events and social impact projects in 94 countries, supported by 50,000 AFS volunteers and thousands of host families.

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