It is our belief that anyone can be a leader. A leader does not fit in a particular box. It's not always the extrovert in the front of your class. It's not always the straight A student who is chairperson of every club. And it's not someone from a particular country or part of the world.
A leader can come from anywhere and it is our firm belief that if you want to be a leader, then you can be.
We believe in the youth of today and we fully believe in their potential to change themselves, change their communities, and impact the world.
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Want to know what types of youth are involved with the GYA Program?
Meet some of our amazing young leaders and learn about what they have achieved in their local and global communities!
ATTENDED THE UN YOUTH MODEL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (A TERTIARY UN YOUTH EVENT WHICH WAS OPENED TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS)
"ESOSOC was an amazing opportunity to gain some understanding in how the real United Nations Economics and Social Council works, as well as a great way to connect with people interested in global politics!"
RAISED OVER $4,800 TO FINISH BUILDING A SCHOOL IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
"I have a few sponsor kids [in Siem Reap] and a few who have recently graduated school or found jobs. I managed to raised over $4,800 to finish off the school which will be used to take in more kids in surrounding areas. A bit of the money was also used to buy the kids meat for the first time in 3 months!"
WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR VOLUN-TEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR WORK IN HER LOCAL COMMUNITY
"My passion lies with helping people with my ultimate goal to one day be able to assist the needy in an economically developing country."
AWARDED THE ZONTA INTERNATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARD AFTER BEING NOMINATED BY HER SCHOOL BOARD
"I was thrilled to have been selected and the award dinner was incredible! I was able to meet like-minded people."
HAYLEY JUST GOT BACK FROM A VOLUNTEER TO TIMOR LESTE TO WORK WITH A SCHOOL THERE.
"I became completely immersed in the life of poverty-stricken people, but also the most joyful I had ever been in my life. I became so perplexed as to how people with so little could find so much joy and happiness in the most unfortunate of situations."
AWARDED THE VCE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SERVICE
"My vision is to empower youth to become socially active citizens and leaders. I want my actions to inspire other youth to live out their potential as young leaders."
INVITED TO VISIT THE UNITED NATIONS NEW YORK. ALSO, STARTING HER OWN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
" I have always [valued the idea] of upholding human rights as I believe it is universal, inalienable, and inherent to all humans. This vision, ambition and constant involvement in advocating for human rights has allowed me to be committed to making a difference."
CREATED BUSKING FOR CHANGE, A CHARITABLE FUNDRAISER FOR THE CAMBODIAN KIDS FOUNDATION.
"Local musicians and other talented acts busked on the street with all profits going directly to [the charity]. We were extremely grateful for the amount of talented friends and local musicians who were willing to give their time to raise money. We ended up raising over $2,000 for the Foundation!"