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Youth Council of the U.S Embassy in North Macedonia

The Youth Council brings together youth from different disciplines, interests, ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Established by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, it seeks to generate creative ideas and projects to empower the youth of Macedonia, and to strengthen the voice of youth by advising the Embassy on important youth issues.

Youth Stories #Adventurous

The day I am writing this is September 20, 2019. I’ve lived here in Skopje for 35 days. A little over a month ago, I woke up at 10 AM, headed to the Village Coffee Shop in my hometown, Maplewood, New Jersey, with a friend and spoke about everything from …

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Melting Pot

On August 16 in a community building event between the Youth Council and U.S. Embassy’s internal Volunteer Corps the members, along with American Corner Skopje staff, U.S. Embassy staff met in Umbrella Restaurant for differently-abled people and managed to cook around 200 meals for people in need. This community building …

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Movie Night

On September 5 the Youth Council hosted a movie and snacks night in American Corner Skopje featuring the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” and a discussion afterwards on the topic of mental health.

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Youth Day

The message that our priority will be mental health was conveyed through a celebration of World Youth Day on August 12 through a casual networking event. The event featured three signature non-alcoholic drinks “Anxiety on the beach”, “Tropical Depression”, and “Brain Drain on Ice” that came with a caster containing …

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Youth Stories #Expression

The one thing I really want is to be understood by my peers. They just need to listen to everything they have claimed as meaningless. Don't struggle with words, judgments and everything that is holding you back. You have something to say, that is a fact and nothing can stop you.

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