Mater Dei Prep Continues Building Relationship with the World Youth Alliance and the United Nations
The Mater Dei Prep Global Leaders has been busy this summer expanding its influence in our global communities. On July 9, Mr. George Anthony, Head of Global Leaders, met with the President and Director of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) to discuss a collaborative partnership between the two organizations. The WYA is a leading global organization engaging youth in leadership roles and the need to protect human dignity and human rights throughout the world. Members of WYA will be visiting Mater Dei Prep in October to learn more about Global Leaders. Mr. Bryan Scotton, MDP Religion teacher, will also assist with the goals and planning between the two organizations.
Mr. Anthony also attended The High-Level Political Forum on July 12. He discussed the achievements of his students and their roles in creating peaceful sustainable communities in support of United Nation Development goals.
On July 17, Mr. Anthony was invited to speak to the United Nations Interns at The Temple of Understanding Headquarters. He spoke about the development of the Global Leaders "Education Tool Kit" developed by Mater Dei Prep students as well as effective leadership skills in challenging global environments.
Students from Global Leaders are invited by The United Nations to speak at The High-Level Forum on The Culture of Peace Initiative sponsored by UN NGO Pathways to Peace on September 13 and 14. They will also attend the prestigious International Day of Peace Conference on September 20. This conference will be attended by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Dr. Jane Goodall, as well as other UN Messengers of Peace. Mater Dei Prep Students will serve as Flag Bearers during the Peace Bell Ceremony in The United Nations Rose Garden before the Conference.
Mater Dei Prep Alumna Kaitlin Grano ’18 is continuing her work with the UN as she was awarded the prestigious position as Youth Chairperson for the United Nations Global Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah this past month.