Announcing WYA Presidential Search

Dear Alumni, Committee Members and Friends of the World Youth Alliance:

I write to inform you of a transition that is about to happen at WYA Headquarters. We are announcing a search for candidates to follow Francois Jacob as WYA’s President. Francois has served as President for the past two years, and completes four years on staff with the World Youth Alliance. We are grateful to him for this time of service, and wish him well in his next endeavors! He has now reached the limit of service to the World Youth Alliance because of his age!

I will be leading the search for our next President and would like to ask for your help in identifying extraordinary members of the World Youth Alliance who might be best suited to this role. We believe that those who know us best and have supported us over this past decade will recommend the highest quality candidates.  The presidential job description is located here and the deadline for the application is November 2nd. Please contact me ( or your Regional Director to nominate candidates prior to that date. Application forms will be provided to all candidates who are ready to stand for nomination. Candidates sending application forms must have been previously nominated by a WYA staff, committee member or friend of WYA.

Please join me in thanking Francois for the tireless work he has done, and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors. We know that he will bring the same level of energy, passion and enthusiasm to it that he has demonstrated as WYA’s president to his next position.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warmest wishes,

Anna Halpine
Founder and CEO