WYA President Lord Pomperada and WYA Intern Carissa Tinley kicked off the new year with a week of travel around Texas from January 13 -20, 2016. Together, Lord and Carissa presented WYA’s mission, history and programs in 10 different community meetings. In a follow up to WYA’s first tour in October 2015, they hit the towns of Ingram, Kerrville and Bandera. The participants ranged from university students at Baylor University to high school students in Tom Moore High School including 3rd Grade Students at Notre Dame Catholic School.
Some of WYA North America’s newest members from Notre Dame Catholic School
Students were curious about the work of WYA and the organizations global connections. They voiced their eagerness to join the different events that the North American region will be hosting in the next year, from the International Summer Camp, International Solidarity Forum and Emerging Leaders Conference. Looking to also do their own initiatives in their campuses and schools by implementing the Human Dignity Curriculum, starting school chapters, or starting the Track A Training. The result were 2 new chapters and 309 new members.
A young 3rd grader raised the question at the end of the presentation at Notre Dame Catholic School, “So, how can we be part of this?”. The answer is simple, sign the charter and take part in the many events that the WYA North America will be hosting in the 2016!
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