Each year, more than 8,000 students and 1,500 teachers are directly impacted by the Global Young Leaders education program. It's the only education initiative in North Texas focused on global competence, with Junior World Affairs Council clubs on 75 local high school campuses (public, private, and charter).


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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Summer Art Contest

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:00 AM - Friday, July 30, 2021 11:59 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:00 AM - Friday, July 30, 2021 11:59 PM

Is there a global issue that really speaks to you? Immigration, COVID-19, or climate change, perhaps? With the GYL Summer Art Content 2021, bring your art supplies to the table and create a piece – whether it’s photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, or mixed media – that represents your passion for your chosen subject.

The contest runs from June 1st to July 31st, 2021. Only one entry per student. Eligible students must be 9th-12th grade students for the 2021-2022 academic year, but 2021 graduating seniors may also participate. Eligible students must currently live in Texas.

Students must submit a photo of their work (if your work is photography, just the work itself) to Jennifer Bowden by 11:59 pm CDT July 31st, 2021. The downloadable form must be attached to the email as a Word document or PDF.

1st place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $50

Location: Online Submissions
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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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