Educational Institutions

Global Youth Leadership Institute Inc

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • www.gyli.org

Mission Statement

Global Youth Leadership Institute delivers transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collective leadership and environmental care that help students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world.

Main Programs

  1. Three Year High School Sequence
  2. Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
  3. High School on campus workshops
Service Areas

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International

Throughout the U.S., Central America, and the Dominican Republic

ruling year

2006

Executive Director

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Mr. Matt Nink

Keywords

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Wisconsin, Connecticut, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic

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EIN

20-3963841

 Number

0527459996

Physical Address

135 N. 76th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53213

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2012 GYLI is expanding its international programming by beginning to offer an educator workshop in the Dominican Republic.  This workshop will explore the history of the Americas by highlighting the slavery trade as it was practiced in the D.R. and current efforts at development utilizing sustainable agricultural practices.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Three Year High School Sequence

A 3-year progression of programs for high school students. Engaging students during the summers after their Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years, these programs expose participants to unique settings and introduce them to ideas, activities and people that they are unlikely to experience elsewhere.

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Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Program 2

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

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Program 3

High School on campus workshops

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Increase awareness and ability to understand collaborative leadership, multi-cultural identity, environmental sustainability, and religious Pluralism. Learn LLP methods to transfer GYLI content and experience in classrooms/community.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We use our programs to create experience, discussion, and reflection via highly interactive, hands-on, and transformative immersion experiences incorporating multiple learning styles and in unique and challenging environments, on Collaborative Leadership, Environmental Sustainability, Multicultural Identity, and Religious Pluralism
    Our programs:
    Middle School: Institute for Leaders, Custom designed school programs
    High School: Program Years 1, 2, and 3: Custom designed school programs
    Department of State funded programs: IYLEP
    Educator Programs and expeditions
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    GYLI is operated by a team of three full-time professionals and 25 teachers, administrators, and outdoor professionals who serve as our field staff for programs in the US, Central America, and the Dominican Republic. We have strong partnerships with 35 schools in the USA and several other countries. We are well-known to regional Independent School Associations and the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS.org) based in Washington D.C. Additionally, we have been the lead agent on three grants from the US State Department and subgrantee for other State Department Grants administered by Meridian and World Learning. We are a thought leader in global education, cross-cultural communication, and experiential education as evidence by numerous presentations at national and regional conferences. In the near term, GYLI will solidify partnerships with international educational organizations, universities and government entities to further our mission and vision.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Since 2011, we have been working with a researcher at the University of Chicago and our own staff internally to define and measure our success against our key goals. We use a pre and post test survey tool for each of our programs to ensure our impact and learning outcomes. We also use online and other follow-up measures to ensure medium and long term impact for our student and educator participants. In the near term, we will align with Gallup Education and its research on student-teacher engagement to ensure that our self-defined data in the areas non-cognitive learning and social-emotional learning demonstrate that GYLI programs have a strong impact on all of our participants.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Since our incorporation as a 501 3c in 2005, we have expanded from serving 100 participants to over 500 participants each year in our student and teacher programs. We have demonstrated our ability to design and execute programs for many stakeholders, including public and private schools, corporations, and government entities, such as the US Department of State. We have received over $1 million in grants and contributions that we have put to excellent use in creating learning opportunities for students and teachers across the USA and the world.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Throughout the U.S., Central America, and the Dominican Republic

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Financials

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GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Global Youth Leadership Institute Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Matt Nink

BIO

Matt has been the Executive Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute since the organization spun off from ISACS in December of 2005. He also has fifteen years of experience as an award winning English teacher and administrator at three high schools in Wisconsin, USA.

Among his achievements, Matt has developed and improved many dynamic programs for students and teachers in the areas of community building, student discipline, and student leadership. He was also a part of many successful efforts to raise awareness the issues, race, class, religious pluralism and global awareness in schools. He has conducted successful student and teacher workshops at schools throughout the USA, as well as in Costa Rica, India, and Nigeria.

Matt has guided GYLI from its beginnings with small groups of students in the US, to working with more than 500 participants every year from around the world. He models the collaboration that GYLI preaches, and this has allowed GYLI to work for the US State Department, World Learning, and other international organizations. Matt has presented widely on the major topics that have come out of his work for Global Youth Leadership Institute. His presentation credits include: Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual conferences, NAIS People of Color Conference, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Annual Conferences Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Annual Conferences, Association of Private Educators Nigeria, and among many others.

Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Boston College and a Master's Degree in English from Northern Illinois University. He also has experience in the business world from work at United Parcel Service, DeKalb Genetics, Printstar Publishin

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Kim Bouldin-Jones

John Burroughs School

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