THESE ARE
OUR STORIES OF IMPACT

The Legacy of a Leader

“Embrace your own form of leadership while pushing your comfort zone in different aspects of your community.” These guiding words from CYL student Lauren G. underscore that leadership is not about who you are but how you engage within your community.  Last May Lauren...

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A Day of Peacebuilding and Community Impact

A Day of Peacebuilding and Community Impact

At the garden, we all converge, Paths cross and then Diverge Eyes misty, I soon learn I wasn’t the only one moved. Ana’s story is finished and many rush to embrace her. I follow. Sometimes it is just easier to express your emotions through a hug. In that moment, we...

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Maddy’s Story – 3 Years Out

Maddy’s Story – 3 Years Out

Never does one think that three years later one organization will still have such a huge impact on their life. But here I am three years later continuously feeling grateful for the opportunity to be a part of CYL. I was a passionate ball of energy junior year when I...

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Max A. Testimonial 2

“The biggest thing stopping you is yourself. There is no one physically in the way of you internally becoming a better person.”- Max A., CYL ’16

Molly C Testimonial

“I have the mindset that every action I take has an impact. And I have the control of whether that’s a positive impact or not. I had no idea that my mind could have such a positive effect on my life.”– Molly C., CYL ’17

Riley R. Testimonial

“Leadership is collaborating and cooperating with people from all different backgrounds to create and innovate; it’s being open minded to other people’s ideas while still asserting my own.” – Riley R., CYL ’20

Maddy W. Testimonial 2

“What inspires me is being able to see the smiles on others people’s faces when you help change their lives and knowing that the same smile is on yours.” – Maddy W., CYL ’17

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