WYA alumni welcome 2016 with purpose | January 2016

As we start off the year, it’s good to remind ourselves about the importance of human dignity and understanding what it exactly means to have this dignity. In this month’s issue, you will hear some of the inspiring stories of our intern alumni from the previous year. Because of the generous contribution of our WYA members and friends, we are able to touch the lives of so many young people. We invite you to make a contribution for WYA’s internship program today at http://www.rally.org/WorldYouthAlliance.

Many opportunities also await our global members including the 13th International Solidarity Forum and a full-tuition scholarship at Minerva. We also congratulate our winners for this year’s Youth Voices at the UN Essay Writing Competition.

In a few months, we are also celebrating our birthday. We invite you to join us at our WYA Birthday Gala on March 12th and dance the night away as we celebrate 17 years of success.

Now more than ever, it is very important to truly understand what dignity means. That is why, here at WYA, we continually provide opportunities for young people to deepen their understanding through internships and our certified training program. Be sure to check the internship and training dates listed at the bottom to avail of these opportunities.

WYA alumni welcome 2016 with purpose
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Every year, WYA welcomes over 100 young people from around the world to undergo the Internship Program at the Global Headquarters in New York and the 6 Regional Offices in Kenya, Manila, Belgium, Mexico, Lebanon and New York. The program provides an opportunity for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of WYA to gain professional skills on WYA’s projects and substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas. Hear some of the inspiring stories of our alumni from Spain, Lebanon and New York.

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You’re Invited | 13th International Solidarity Forum

WYA members from around the world are invited to the 13th International Solidarity Forum from March 7-10, 2016 with the theme Population and Environment at the WYA and United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The forum will include lectures from subject matter experts, discussions and workshops based on the annual theme.

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Full-tuition scholarship at Minerva available for WYA members

This month, WYA signed a partnership with Minerva Schools at KGI providing a full-tuition scholarship in Minerva to a chosen WYA member. The Minerva Schools at KGI is an innovative, accredited global university program started by a Harvard Dean and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to prepare future leaders who will serve their community and world.

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2016 Youth Voices at the UN Essay Competition
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The Youth Voices at the UN is a global training program run by the World Youth Alliance. The program provides an opportunity for our youth members to attend events at the United Nations in New York. Participants benefit from informational training at WYA that teaches them how to articulate the core concepts of human dignity protection at the UN. Participants learn how to interact with delegates, and most effectively represent themselves, their countries and the mission of WYA.

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WYA 17th Birthday Ball tickets are selling fast, grab yours now

Our Young and Sweet Only 17 Birthday Party is a couple of months away and tickets are selling fast! Purchase your tickets soon at theWYA website. At the celebration, we will also be awarding the third Kathryn Hoomkwap Award for Extraordinary Service in Defense of the Dignity of the Human Person to Erika Tatad. Visit the event page to learn more.

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