Global Young Leaders is an education program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth that creates an intelligent pathway for North Texas high school students to achieve ambitions in international careers. The GYL program is facilitated through clubs on high school campuses called Junior World Affairs Councils, which are available to public, private, charter, and home school students.

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

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 a shared respect for human dignity.

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

GYL’s levels of membership include students, educators, campuses and districts. Student, teacher or administrator, you are the perfect fit for one of our international opportunities!

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Teacher Programming

Broaden your understanding of the world and enhance your teaching practices through workshops, travel and other resources.

Student Programming

Find out how to start an on-campus Junior World Affairs Council. JWACs are your gateway to events and resources that raise your Global I.Q. 

Membership Benefits

Membership offers valuable rewards for students, educators, schools and districts. Participation in GYL pays off in knowledge, scholarships, grants and study tours. 


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