How Can You Make 2019 Your Year?

Make it your year by making it WYA! Attend an Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) near you: WYA North America will host an ELC in New York on January and another on February at New Hampshire. Meanwhile, members based or near the Philippines should not miss out on the Asia Pacific ELC with regular applications ending by January 27. Already a certified member? Represent your region in the United Nations and the WYA New York Headquarters by applying to the International Solidarity Forum. Apply today!


What’s New with the Certified Training Program?

Interested in becoming a Certified Member? Or maybe you really enjoyed the Certified Training Program when you were taking it? Wherever you are in your WYA journey, we have just the thing for you! Check out the recent updates on the Certified Training Program below.

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Viktor Frankl Awardees

Now on its third year, the Viktor Frankl Award is presented to outstanding members of the World Youth Alliance who have made vital contributions in upholding the mission of promoting human dignity in their communities. This March, WYA is delighted to name six exemplary members from the Philippines, Kenya, Germany, Guatemala, Lebanon, and the United States of America.

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WYA Europe Expands in Romania, Portugal, and Albania

WYA Europe members, put your hands up! Last 2018, the WYA Europe chapters ended the year strong by expanding in Cluj-Napoca, holding certified trainings for members in Lisbon, and opening a new chapter in Albania. Want to join the fun? Get in touch with our Europe office to learn how to connect with a WYA Chapter near you.


WYA Asia Pacific Welcomes New HDC Graduates

WYAAP recently concluded the year-end run of the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) last December 4, 2018, which was in partnership with Christian Mission Service Philippines (CMSP) in Pasig City, Philippines. The program ran from November 21 until December 3, 2018. Almost 80 students graduated in a small ceremony held by WYAAP staff and volunteers to celebrate another successful run of the HDC and to recognize the children’s achievements in front of their peers and parents.

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Upcoming Events

January 25-26: North America Emerging Leaders Conference | Fordham University, New York

February 22-24: North America Emerging Leaders Conference Northeast Catholic College, New Hampshire

March 15: Asia Pacific Emerging Leaders Conference | University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City

March 25: Manhattan International Film Festival | WYA Headquarters, New York

March 25-28: International Solidarity Forum | WYA and UN Headquarters, New York

March 30: WYA 20th Birthday Gala | Lotos Club, New York


WYA Around the World

Asia Pacific

WYAAP Welcomes New HDC Graduates


WYA Romania holds Opening Ceremony and a Conference in Cluj-Napoca

WYA Portugal Holds CTP Training in Lisbon

WYA Europe Trains Members, Opens Chapter in Albania

Middle East

WYA Middle East Plans with Morocco Chapter

WYA at the Global Compact for Migration



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