If no one gives you an opportunity, then you have to create your own opportunity.
— Anderson Cooper, CNN Journalist
 Anderson Cooper with one of our YBY Participants

Anderson Cooper with one of our YBY Participants


Your Big Year is a launch pad for young leaders.  
We provide opportunities to connect with peers globally and
to travel, learn and explore the world.  
We set youth on a path of self-awareness and growth. 


Our Values

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Past Participants

Due to the direct support and opportunities developed through the Your Big Year journey, our youth have gone on to be awarded with exclusive scholarships, mentorships, fellowships and are frequently seen speaking on world stages.  Meet some of the Your Big Year Champions:


Our Leadership Team


Meet our team!

Click on their photos to
hear about their big year


Our Advisory Board