By Naomi Yakawich
Are you looking for a summer program to expand your horizons as a world-class leader and gain a global perspective in addressing the most challenging issues of our time? Get ready for the International Young Leaders Assembly (IYLA), an annual program that hosts university students, young professionals, and globally significant leaders in a series of forums and activities beginning in the capitol of the United States and traveling up to the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City.
Here are 3 reasons you want to make it to the next IYLA:
Develop moral and innovative leadership skills
IYLA’s distinctive perspective on youth leadership development fosters character and skills that are essential for young people striving to make a difference in their communities based on globally shared principles and values. This program to advance both the moral and innovative aspects of leadership in youth means a new generation of leaders who look towards the well-being of the greater society as a complementary aspect of individual ambition.
Expand your global network
Every year, IYLA gathers thousands of young people from more than 100 countries around the world. This provides young people with the unique opportunity to network with accomplished, like-minded individuals making a difference in our world right now! Not only do IYLA delegates make new friends, but also get the chance to work with others to advance solutions to the issues they are most passionate about.
Gain global perspective
Spending over a week with other young people from around the world, IYLA delegates share rooms, meals and life-changing conversations. Often described as it’s own “United Nations,” the diversity of delegates in IYLA brings the multiplicity of our global family to one place, a condensed opportunity to experience culture from around the world and bring us closer as one human family.
Learn more about IYLA and apply for your chance to become a Global Ambassador this year by visiting www.iyla.info today!