Keynote speaker set for YCLA

| 12/10/2017
CNS Local Life

Craig Kielburger

(CNS Local Life): At the age of 12, Craig Kielburger founded a charity focused on providing young people with the tools to change the world. Today, Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, social entrepreneur, The New York Times bestselling author and the featured speaker at the Young Caymanian Leadership Awards, themed “A New Generation of Leadership”.

Together Craig and his brother Marc Kielburger have grown the charity into WE, a family of organisations that include WE Charity, which empowers domestic and international change; ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help support the charity; and WE Day, filling stadiums around the world with a celebration of social good, stated a YCLA press release.

“The Young Caymanian Leadership Awards programme supports youth who drive change and serve as leaders in their local communities,” said Craig Kielburger. “As an organisation that empowers youth to better the world, WE is honoured to work with YCLA to provide young people with the tools and opportunity to create meaningful impact in their communities and beyond.”

After two decades of humanitarian work, he has visited dozens of countries, meeting people from all walks of life. He has learned from some of the greatest spiritual, political and social leaders of our time, including Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela, and has experienced firsthand, families struggling in the developing world. Along the way, he discovered a simple but profound truth – that real fulfillment starts with having the courage to reach out and help others, stated the release.

The YCLA ceremony will be held 4 November at the Kimpton Seafire Resort. The YCLA programme was created to recognise outstanding young leaders who serve as role models for the youth of Cayman. The YCLA 2017 finalists are Alice Ramos, Faith Gealey, Matt Brown, Stacie Sybersma and Yentel McGaw.

For tickets to the ceremony, which cost $250 per person, email the YCLA


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