Training Program


WYA’s Certified Training Program, also known as Track A,  is the collection of texts that provide the philosophical underpinnings for the mission of WYA. It presents a summary of philosophical, historical, and modern day texts that focus on the dignity of the person and human rights. Those who complete Track A are equipped to articulate and defend the principles of the dignity of the person within the public square. The program is free and is open to all members of the World Youth Alliance. It is a pre-requisite for participation in many of the programs of WYA (internships, specialized conferences, advocacy work).

What does the training entail?

1 Foundational History
2 Human Dignity
3 Freedom
4 Solidarity
5 Culture
6 History of Ideas
7 International Law and Human Rights

In order to obtain certification, members must read all of the Track A articles and satisfactorily answer the questions for each chapter. Training can be done through the regional internship program or online, where readings are accessed and answers are submitted through a web-based training zone and reviewed by the Director of Operations for the member’s region. Once all answers have been submitted and approved, the newly trained member will be invited to an accreditation interview with the regional staff, which may be conducted face-to-face, or via Skype. The Asia Pacific region also holds an annual summer camp where participants attend a week long intensive Track A Training and culminate with an accreditation session.

Upon successful completion of the accreditation interview, the member will be issued a certificate recognizing their accomplishment and officially designating them as a “Track A Certified Member.”

What do I get out of Track A Training?

Completing the Track A training and obtaining certification will:

  • Equip you to communicate articulately and persuasively on behalf of the dignity of the human person
  • Provide you with a vocabulary to engage the international community and larger culture on issues relating to the dignity of the person, human rights, and integral development
  • Make you eligible to speak on behalf of WYA and participate fully in WYA activities. Some of these opportunities include:
  • Represent WYA in local and international events

Regional Office Application

Please fill out the application form of your respective region. You will receive e-mail notification once your application has been received. If you have any questions, feel free to email your regional office.


Asia Pacific


Latin America

Middle East

North America

Batch 1 Batch 2 Batch 3
Africa Jan 18 – Apr 22, 2016

 Dec 27, 2015

May 2 – Aug 26, 2016

Apr 10, 2016

 Sep 5 – Dec 16, 2016

Aug 14, 2016

Asia Pacific Jan 5-Mar 18, 2016

Nov 26, 2015

May 4-Jul 24, 2016

Mar 18, 2016

Aug 31-Dec 10, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

Europe Feb 2-Jun 1, 2015

Jan 25, 2015

Jun 29-Oct 30, 2015

Jun 21, 2015

Sep 28-Jan 30, 2015

Sep 20, 2015

Latin America Jan 24-Apr 25, 2015

Jan 17, 2015

May 23-Aug 29, 2015

May 16, 2015

Sep 26-Dec 19, 2015

Sep 19, 2015

Middle East Feb 9-May 15, 2015

Jan 15, 2015

Jun 1-Sep 11, 2015

May 16, 2015

Sep 28, 2015-Jan 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2015

North America Jan 26-Apr 20, 2015

Jan 16, 2015

May 25-Aug 17, 2015

May 15, 2015

Sep 28-Dec 21, 2015

Sep 18, 2015