Final preparations are underway for the commencement of WYA‘s 2016 International Solidarity Camp (ISC)! WYA staff, interns, and volunteers eagerly await the arrival of twenty-six campers and two junior counselors ages 13 to 18 who are traveling thousands of miles from around the globe. Beginning July 16th, these young leaders will gather at WYA headquarters (New York, NY) to participate in this week-long immersion program where they will learn how the dignity of the human person serves as the foundation of society.
These talented young people were selected from a competitive field of over 150 applicants. They come from seventeen different countries – Argentina, Colombia, Philippines, Thailand, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Liberia, USA, Pakistan, Lebanon, France, Mexico, Peru, Poland, El Salvador, and Romania- and will represent WYA members from each of WYA’s six global regions. The participants were chosen based on merit, leadership experience, and a demonstrated commitment to promote the dignity of the human person in society.
The camp counselors play a vital role by helping campers understand the concept of human dignity and how they can apply it as leaders in culture and society. This year’s counselors were also selected through a competitive application process. They come from Mexico, Philippines, Croatia, Switzerland, USA, Canada, South Korea, and China, and were chosen based on their experience with WYA and commitment to promoting the dignity of every human person. They are either current interns or involved chapter members.
The 2016 WYA ISC forecast calls for a fun, inspiring, and educational experience! Over the course of eight days, participants will engage in nine different seminars, a model united nations program, NYC excursions, and a UN tour. The seminars will explore the various components human dignity and its role in culture and society today. Seminar speakers include founder Anna Halpine and WYA President Lord Leomer Pomperada.