REPRESENT

Past Impact by the Numbers

Youth Leadership Day 2016

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family presented the tenth annual Youth Leadership Day which was sponsored by Grand Canyon University (GCU) and Youth Service America. Governor Doug Ducey gave the keynote address praising the crowd of over 600 youth and encouraging them to continue to be leaders in their communities. The President of GCU, Brian Mueller, also addressed the crowd and said he hoped they would help set an example by providing encouragement to youth from various cultures.

The Governor's Youth Commission (GYC) helped plan the day with fun games, leadership workshops, and a mock election. The youth voted on what they believed to be the greatest challenge facing teens today in Arizona: choosing between tough issues such as substance abuse, bullying, distracted driving, teen dating violence, and civics education; bullying won hands down. The goal of this day was to motivate Arizona's youth to recognize their inherent skills and to gain the necessary tools to assist them in positively contributing to their communities. For the second year in a row Arizona's youth have ranked number one in the world for completing the most youth-led service projects, during Global Youth Service Day. Arizona's young leaders logged over 46,000 volunteer service hours and 107 projects, surpassing Minnesota and Ohio. "It's a relief to know that there are so many excellent young role models in this auditorium and across Arizona, setting a good example for your peers and our future leaders," stated Governor Ducey.

Youth Leadership Day 2016
Youth Leadership Day 2016
Youth Leadership Day 2016

 

Youth Leadership Day 2016
Youth Leadership Day 2016
Youth Leadership Day 2016