Monique Coleman wows in a little red dress as she attends the 2011 Rock The Kasbah Gala in Support of Virgin Unite and The Eve Branson Foundation held at Boulevard3 on Wednesday night (November 16) in Hollywood.
The event hosted an array of celeb guests for an evening of music, food, auction items and more.
The focus was on building opportunity for youth: In the USA, Virgin Unite is providing opportunities for youth facing unprecedented unemployment, while The Eve Branson Foundation is empowering young women in Moroccan villages.
“#rockthekasbah was AMAZING! I’m so happy that I got to participate. Thx @richardbranson @virginunite for a memorable evening for social good,” Monique tweeted after the night was over.
Teaming up with Youth Service of America, the current UN Youth Champion just launched a new video contest where you can showcase all the good going on — and in turn, have a chance to win a Skype chat with Monique!
Here’s how it works:
– Tell us how you are drawing awareness to an issue and getting your friends and peers to make a change by creating a :60 – :90 video
– Upload your video to You Tube and use the tag, “What’s Your M.O.?” If you don’t have a YouTube account you can sign up for free. Also send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. You MUST do both to be eligible to win.
– Open to teens aged 13-18 all around the world except in the following countries — sorry! (Balkans (Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo), Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria or Zimbabwe)
– Entries must be received by until November 11th @ 11:59PM ET.
Monique Coleman speaks on stage during the launch of the United Nations Foundation Mobile Application held at the United Nations on Thursday morning (September 15) in New York City.
The UN Youth Champion joined UN Messenger for Peace Stevie Wonder and CEO of United Nations Foundation Kathy Calvin at the event.
The free app will make it easier for people around the world to learn about the lifesaving work of the United Nations, while connecting people and sharing valuable support for UN Foundation campaigns around the world. Users can personalize their UN news by selecting the topic areas and regions of most interest. The stream will be available in all six of the official languages of the UN and also includes a voice-reader so that it is accessible to those users who are vision impaired.
The United Nations Foundation Mobile App is available on Android, iPhone/iPad, and Windows Phone platforms.
Monique Coleman sings along with audience members during the UN International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration at the United Nations on Thursday (August 11) in NYC.
The 30-year-old UN Youth Champion hosted the celebration, which commemorated the first International Year of Youth to occur in 25 years.
Other event attendees include AllyKatzz.com founder Denise Restauri, Publisher Moira Forbes, Seventeen Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, Vivian Thakhuli of the Tomorrow Trust, and Farah Pandith, the State Departmentâ€™s Special Representative to Muslim Communities.
Monique has been traveling the world for the past year, meeting and getting to know todayâ€™s youth up close and personal.
Monique Coleman sits down for to chat about the International Year of Youth with NHK World: Newsline in this new video.
The UN Youth Champion has been traveling the world for the past year, meeting and getting to know today’s youth up close and personal.
Monique will wrap up her tour at the beginning of August in New York, where she will then be hosting the International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration held at UN Headquarters. The day-long event will feature a press conference and series of events that will be heard around the world, commemorating the first International Year of Youth to occur in 25 years.
On August 11th, 192 female delegates, reflecting the number of members of the General Assembly, ages 11-24, will join together at UN Headquarters to participate in the Culmination Celebration. These delegates will be selected from various organizations that support girls and young women, among them a group Monique encountered during her tour.
Do you want to be one of those select 192? Log onto AllyKatzz.com and click on â€œSummitsâ€ where you can find what you need to apply to be one.
It’s been a while since we caught up with Monique Coleman as she’s trekking across the globe as a part of her International Year of Youth Tour.
The UN Youth Champion and actress has been keeping us up to date via Twitter on what she’s been doing.
Check out pics of Monique planting “Monique’s Mukuyu tree” (also known as a Sycamore Fig) which will live on the UN Nature Trail in Nairobi, Kenya.
Momo sent JJJ a little note to let us know that she’s headed to Johannesburg, South Africa next. She’ll be discussing topics with high school, university students and youth groups in Gauteng province such as HIV/AIDS, violence against girls and women, rape, alcohol and drug abuse, the MDGs, teen pregnancy, and environmental awareness with the various groups of young people.