The 2016 Prompt of the International Youth Platform of the Gűlen Institute of Houston, Texas. Extremism: There are many ways extreme behaviors contribute to creating unsafe conditions for communities and societies. People, especially youth, are attracted to causes and join with others to create violence and destruction. Acknowledging that extremism is both justifiable on occasion […]

Dear Students, As the Gülen Institute Youth Platform Committee, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Essay Contest 2015 We appreciate all the hard work you have done to write your essays from all around the world. Over 1000 essays from 65 countries and 35 states were submitted for the contest. There are 30 […]

For the Youth Platform 2015, we still plan to award 30 students. Unfortunately, due to budgetary restrictions, only the top 15 students will be able to make the Washington, DC Trip. The awards of the other students will be mailed to them. We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank all the students for their participation.The […]

“Are Citizens of the World Succeeding in Lessening Global Poverty?” Poverty entails limitations upon populations in education, finance, human potential, substance and shelter, gender class differences, all limitations that tax food sources, curtailing the potential of the cultures’ youth, loss of capital in maintenance and little for developing sustainable of wealth. Ending global poverty constitutes […]