WYA President challenges artists to pursue excellence at UN Day celebration

October 26, 2019, New Jersey – World Youth Alliance (WYA) President Lord Leomer Pomperada was invited as a guest speaker at the United Nations Day celebration of the Newark School of the Arts (NSA). The program showcased the talents of the students featuring music, songs, and dances from around the world. 

Lord shared his leadership journey and WYA’s work at the United Nations. “At WYA, we support investing in human capital, which means using our resources to ensure human flourishing. Investing in youth will pay dividends in what we contribute to our shared goals and authentic development. Working with young people from around the world, I really believe in our power to contribute. When I work with young people, I feel so inspired that really, this is possible,” he shared.

“As we celebrate the United Nations day this afternoon, I want to leave the students with a challenge to chase your dreams and never give up, contribute to your community and promote human dignity by respecting others, believing in yourself and pursuing excellence,” he added. 


Celebrating it’s 51st anniversary, NSA’s mission is to change the lives of youth through access to quality education in the performing and visual arts by providing excellence in sequential education and training, offering an emerging state of the art learning environment, accepting students of all ages and abilities, and partnering with other successful arts educators while maintaining affordability and accessibility. 

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 24 as the anniversary of the United Nations Charter and “shall be devoted to making known to the people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support” for its work.