ECPCs Kyle King interviews Giovanni Caccamo—”Youth & Future: Manifesto for Change”

May 7, 2024


ECPCs Youth Initiative Chair / Yale student Kyle King, and renowned Italian artist-songwriter and visionary Giovanni Caccamo, engage in a lively and captivating conversation on the power of youth to elicit a new humanism and chart a course for an evolving future. Hear Giovanni perform “Change”, the Manifesto for Change theme song of inspiration and hope.


“What would you change about the society you live in and how? What is your word for change?”
“Today, I address the same questions to all young people from all over the world. People of all religions, backgrounds, gender identity and social classes. Let’s build together the international #ManifestoForChange, a global book that will collect the stories, the longings, and the outlooks of the new generations, marking the course of a possible future. Our Manifesto needs you! The future needs you!” - Giovanni Caccamo
Discover and submit your essay by July 30, 2024, to for a chance to be published!
(Giovanni and his editorial team will select 100 of the most compelling essays for publication in a new volume that will be made available to the global community. Giovanni will donate all proceeds from the book and works to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation to support scholarships for young people in need.)

► Podcast: ECPCs Kyle King & Giovanni Caccamo—Youth & Future: Manifesto for Change


KYLE KING—is a Yale University student who serves as Chair of the Youth Initiative at the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC).  He is National Advocate for the International OCD Foundation, and former member of UNICEFs Global Youth Advocate and USA National Council. His interests include early childhood development and its importance to youth and future parents around the globe. 
GIOVANNI CACCAMO—is an Italian virtuoso, award winning singer-songwriter who was discovered in 2012 by acclaimed Italian singers Franco Battiato and Caterina Caselli. His collaborations with international artists include Willem Dafoe, Andrea Bocelli, Patti Smith, Franco Battiato, Elisa, and many others. He has released five studio albums to date, including “Parola” from which his book project “Youth & Future – Manifesto for Change”, is based. 
The MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE - YOUTH & FUTURE—is a book project created by Caccamo, first conducted in Italy in 2022-23 in collaboration with the Vatican Museums and MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts. Caccamo launched the global version of the book project on 05 April 2024 at the Change the World Model U.N. NYC and issued his Global Call for Ideas to an audience of 5,000 youth advocates from around the world. 


  • Sponsored by Yale Professors Drs. James F. Leckman and Kyle D. Pruett for the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) in the Yale Child Study Center. 
  • Much gratitude to the wonderful librarians at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale for accommodating the filming of this special interview.
  • A Yale University-Broadcast Studio production
  • Photo and video clip “Change the World Model, UN NYC (April 5, 2024) - courtesy of Giovanni Caccamo
  • Sound by Abe Stewart
  • Royalty free music “Dreams of Success” by B. Crutchfield


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