Hope Reflects On One Young World Summit

Hope Solo recently had a unique opportunity to meet with some of the brightest young minds from across the globe and came away enlightened by the experience.

In November, Hope attended the One Young World Summit in Thailand, where she served as  a counselor for two young delegates and worked with them to help hammer out possible solutions for some of the greatest issues facing society.

“AT FIRST I SAID ‘WHAT AM I DOING HERE? WHY DO I BELONG? HOW CAN I CHANGE THE WORLD AND INSPIRE THESE YOUNG KIDS WHO ARE SO BRILLIANT ALREADY? WHAT CAN I DO?’…MY JOB WAS TO TAKE MY TWO YOUNG DELEGATES AND EMPOWER THEM AND LIFT THEM UP AND INTRODUCE THEM WITH EXCITEMENT FOR WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER THE WORLD.”

It was a wonderful trip for Hope. She of course enjoyed seeing the beautiful sights of Thailand and inspiring the youth in attendance—but she also came away moved by the time spent with the some of the future thought leaders of the world.

“I left there feeling empowered,” she said, “and feeling like the world really is beautiful.”

Guidance for the next generation from @KofiAnnan at the opening ceremony of @OneYoungWorld 2015 #OYW A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

 

 

 

Professor Muhammad Yunus, fellow Husky alum. Incredible night yesterday at the Royal Palace, Sanam Luang #OYW   A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

 

I have so much to learn! Thank you @alexandremars9 for being an inspiration! Can’t wait for more tips!!! A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

 

My New hero @arizzanocum   A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

 

 

 

 

Always empowering woman, the truly amazing! And beautiful! @liyakebede   A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

 

Upmost gratitude to Sri Panwa family! Possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been!!!! A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

Bye bye Thailand!!!! We’ll come back real soon! Khob Khun Kah!!!!! A photo posted by Hope Solo (@hopesolo) on

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