How Do We Make the World Better?

“Only the World Youth Alliance proposed a constructive solution on how to make the world better.” – Elizabeth Budnik, 2019 Mary R. Smith Awardee

WYA Honors Elizabeth Budnik, Launches Matching Grant for Tanzania

WYA is delighted to honor Elizabeth Budnik with the Mary R. Smith Award at this year’s WYA 20 Dinner. The award recognizes individuals who have rendered distinguished service to the mission of WYA. A matching grant for Tanzania to support the implementation of the Human Dignity Curriculum and Fertility Education and Medical Management was also launched at the annual dinner.

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WYA Pens Partnership with University of Sabana – Colombia

Last October 15, WYA officially penned a partnership with the University of Sabana in Bogota, Colombia. The partnership lists the WYA internship as among the university’s selection of programs that can be taken by students undergoing their internship requirement for a semester. It is set to begin by 2020.

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New York and Nairobi Classrooms Welcome the HDC

The HDC makes it mark on three schools this fall. In the Bronx, over 20 faculty and staff members of the Holy Cross Elementary School were trained to teach the HDC from Grades K-8. Meanwhile, St. Catherine Primary School and St. Elizabeth Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya began its implementation of the curriculum following a teacher training in early 2019.

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Upcoming Events and Programs

November 15: WYA Africa Internship Application Deadline | Nairobi, Kenya

November 21-23: European Arts Forum 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

November 23: WYA North America Emerging Leaders Conference | WYA Headquarters, New York

November 24: WYA Europe Internship Application Deadline | Brussels, Belgium

November 25: WYA Headquarters Internship Application Deadline | WYA Headquarters, New York

December 1-8: WYA Africa Furaha Camp | Eagles Point Camp, Kenya

WYA Around the World


WYA Africa: Meet the Batch 3 2019 Interns

Asia Pacific

WYAAP Partners with Teach for the Philippines

WYAAP Holds Cinema WYA: Pass the Popcorn, Please

North America

Standing Room Only: WYA NA Visits Cathedral High School Chapter


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