Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It is truly humbling to have had the support from you, even before we met in San Francisco. Your Big Year was a magical moment for me. It really demonstrated to me how youth from around the world are not given enough access to opportunities, to further develop their knowledge and skills so as to improve their country and the world. And that experience and all the people I had the fortune of meeting, is honestly what pushes me to continue on this path. Thank you for believing in the shy girl, who may not have expressed enough through words, but is expressing with her heart from now on.
— Karyssa Zavala, USA YBY Champion