Mission

To create a generation of young people leading for personal growth and collective good.

Vision

To reach 10,000,000 youth by 2025 with the skills to move forward with their lives with clarity, empathy and a capacity to act. We will support young people in overcoming barriers to their own personal success and teach them how to use their strengths. YoungLeaders.World will have a global network of leaders around the world who are empowered to make the world a better place.

Our Team

Carla Cuglietta

Carla Cuglietta

Executive Director

Tyler Waye

Tyler Waye

Leadership Strategist

John Bitancor

John Bitancor

Web Developer

Tyler Sirman

Tyler Sirman

Videographer

Lauren White

Lauren White

Youth Advisor

Mackenzie Parish

Mackenzie Parish

Communications

Ali Gartner

Ali Gartner

Registration & Finance

Erin Clyde

Erin Clyde

Production

Tatiana Decore

Tatiana Decore

Social Media

Stephanie Tran

Stephanie Tran

Graphic Design

Kalyssa Leicht

Kalyssa Leicht

Community Liason
High School Intern

Hali

Hali Kahlon

High School Intern

Hannah Key

Hannah Key

High School Intern

Kalyssa Leicht

Haerim Kim

High School Intern

Kalyssa Leicht

Riti Shah

High School Intern

Our History

In late 2014, Carla Cuglietta, Sheldon Smart, and Tyler Waye founded YoungLeaders.World (formerly WE Stand). The goal was clear: encourage, engage, and inspire young people in Canada to launch their leadership journey in a way that created positive change at three levels – personal, local, and global.

To take on this monumental task, they envisioned creating space where young people would come together to learn, dream, and set a clear path forward for themselves that ultimately benefited others.

When 1400+ youth registered for the first summit, the team knew they had uncovered something special. And it wasn’t just the young people who were inspired by their vision. Local organizations rallied around the idea, and provided an overwhelming amount of support that allowed the first ever “WE Stand. WE Lead.” Summit to take place with mind-blowing success.

Shortly after, a larger team of passionate volunteers assembled around the common purpose of engaging and motivating young people to lead in their own way. The injection of energy came just in time, because in late 2015, WE Stand went global. Our first international experience was the WE Stand. WE Go. leadership trip trip to India. Immediately following that adventure, a WE Stand. WE Lead. Summit was held in China, introducing the message of personal growth and collective good to a whole new audience.

We’re bold, we know. But our plans are big, and so are yours.

Advisory Board

Tyler Waye
Tyler Waye

Board Chairman

IN.FORM Series

Carla Cuglietta
Carla Cuglietta

Board Member

Executive Director YoungLeaders.World

Sheldon Smart
Sheldon Smart

Board Member

The United Way

Carolyn Mah
Carolyn Mah

Board Member

Kingsgate Legal

Carolyn Mah
Shadille Estepan

Board Member

Born This Way Foundation

KATHRYN WIEGERS
Kathryn Wiegers

Board Member

Kathryn Weigers Communications Inc.

Anna Cuglietta
Anna Cuglietta

Board Member

Stuart Olson

Kelly Kimo
Kelly Kimo

Board Member

Production World

Krista Leitch
Dr. Krista Leicht

Board Member

Alberta Hospital

Lois Harder
Dr. Lois Harder

Board Member

Peter Lougheed Leadership College

Chris Koch
Chris Koch

Board Member

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