“I am completely convinced that youth can and do change the world, everyday. We just have to give them the opportunity,” says Christopher Fontana, Executive Director and co-founder of Global Visionaries.
Global Visionaries operates under the core belief that youth can change their communities for the better if they are given the inspiration, experience and passion for promoting a better world. Leadership should not be a responsibility given only to adults with fancy degrees and job titles. Leading can come from anyone who has been empowered to make change.
In the same spirit of collaboration and goodwill, GV partners with other nonprofits to form a network of like-minded organizations who are dedicated to creating a more harmonious socio-environmental ecosystem through youth empowerment. Unlike other youth leadership programs, GV is not interested in existing only for the sake of boosting a student’s résumé for college recruiters.