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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Educators are welcome to make an account for The Forum, on which they can post and comment about best practices and ideas.

Submit all posts, events, media, questions or comments to or call the Education Coordinator at (214) 965-7102. A Council staff member will respond to your inquiries within 48 hours.


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JWAC Service Project: DFW Homeless Youth
Runs November 15 – December 15

Monday, November 15, 2021 12:00 PM - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Monday, November 15, 2021 12:00 PM - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:00 PM

Join your fellow JWACS to help support After8toEducate this fall.
We will be collecting food items to be dropped off the week of Dec. 13, 2021

If your JWAC plans to participate for the month, please let us know (email to so that your JWAC will be added to the pizza party competition for most items donated.

The population of homeless youth in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) has reached a catastrophic level, with 4,000+ homeless students. Of the homeless youth population, After8toEducate is tackling the most vulnerable population of unsheltered high school students.

Overwhelming research shows that unsheltered students are at a greater risk of falling behind academically, and in turn more likely to drop out of school. In addition, they often face a myriad of social and health problems.

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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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