Tassie Students on World Stage

Two year 10 students, Chloe Bailey and Julie Xiong, from Campania District School will be packing their bags for Washington DC, New York, Beijing and Shanghai in July. They have been selected to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference.

The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) is a unique leadership development program that brings together outstanding young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context.

GYLC offers students the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the world's top business leaders, policy officials, lobbyists, journalists, diplomats and academics in challenging and dynamic environments around the world.

GYLC provides high-achieving students aged 15-18 with a greater understanding of their roles as global ambassadors, as they analyse concepts surrounding communications, diplomacy, law, human rights, peace, security, economics and the role of the United Nations.

Chloe, who will be going to Washington DC and New York believes that "GYLC will prove to be a life-altering experience and that I will undoubtedly return from the conference with a heightened level of knowledge and a better understanding of my place in a global society."

Julie who is travelling to Beijing, Hangzhou, Xi'an and Shanghai sees the GYLC as a fantastic opportunity. "I am hoping to gain further knowledge about world relations and I have no doubt that the conference will help me to be a better leader and citizen," she said.

Reaching the world stage as global ambassadors doesn't come cheaply however. According to Campania District High Principal Ann Viney, the students have been writing to dozens of politicians, organisations and businesses seeking financial support. "We are about $3,000 into our target of $12,000 so  we would really love some support," she said.

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