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Education

We bring the world to classrooms all over North Texas, and we help send students out to the world to learn, challenge the status quo, and change it for the better. We call it the Global Young Leaders program, and each year it reaches an average of 6,000 students, approaching 1,000 teachers, and over 60 schools across North Texas.

Global Young Leaders

Global Young Leaders (GYL) is an education program designed to create an intelligent pathway for North Texas high school students to achieve ambitions in international careers. This initiative is focused on global competence, providing high-quality programming on international affairs and civic engagement for educators and students. Components of the GYL program include:

Check out upcoming Global Young Leaders events on our calendar!

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Mission

To provide North Texas students with the tools and skills to make a positive change in the North Texas community, effectively interact with people from different backgrounds, and compete for jobs in the global workforce.

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Vision

Students are transformed from observers into informed international participants by gaining global competency skills through educational programs focused on diplomatic leadership, civic engagement, problem-solving, and cultural intelligence.
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Values

GYL believes that in order to prepare the next generation of North Texas residents to compete in the global economy, they need global competence skills to solve complex problems, create opportunities for all, and advance shared respect for human dignity.

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6,000

Students

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1,000

Teachers

65

Local High Schools

Seated students smile in the stands of an event.
6,000

Students

A teacher writes at an event table.
1,000

Teachers

65

Local High Schools

Global Young Leaders Sponsors

The generosity of these corporations, foundations, organizations, and individuals enables the Council to provide international awareness enrichment impacting North Texas students and educators. Through expert speaker forums both on and off campus, specialized workshops for teachers, topical student forums from human rights to international careers, cultural events, travel, award programs, high school Junior World Affairs Council clubs, and the Academic WorldQuest competition, the Council could not fulfill the extent of this work without their support.

Jorge Baldor
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
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Communities Foundation of Texas
Dallas ISD
DFW International Airport
Durham Family Foundation logo
Harold Simmons Foundation logo
HEB ISD logo
The Hersh Foundation logo
The Hoglund Foundation logo
International Leadership of Texas
Lockheed Martin
Eugene McDermott Foundation
NEC logo
Pinnacle Group logo
PNC Bank Logo
PwC logo
Region 10 Education Service Center
Rosewood Corporation logo
Linda and Richard Shaffer
Sumners Foundation Logo
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
University of Texas at Arlington
Ursuline Academy
Kathy & John Ward
Wilhelm Family Philanthropy