WHO WE ARE
The Global Youth Advocates Network (GYAN) is a global youth-led, non-profit, socio-civic, and non-governmental organization established for the global youth to be active volunteers advocating for youth empowerment, and inclusive societies across the globe.
Our mission is to provide youth development initiatives that advocate for young people to create sustainable growth with the vision to be the leading network of youth advocates globally
From Youth Advocates for the Philippines in 2019 to the ASEAN Youth Advocates Network in 2020, and the harmonious collaboration conducted during the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Youth Forum with our founder being acclaimed as one of the 30 of the Under 20 Global Teen Leaders is what led to the birth of the Global Youth Advocates Network.
WHAT WE DO
Present in all continents in the world, GYAN collaborates with individuals and organizations who want to make a difference.
An advocate is someone that changes what is to what should be, and we believe that to advocate for the youth to advocate is what will make our world a better place.
We inspire through continuously collaborating with different stakeholders focused on youth development.
From serving in school, now advocating for her country.
Reyna Monica Gaspar of the Philippines, an Alumna of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress, was looking for an opportunity to serve her fellow Filipino Citizens after being a student-leader for most of her life. After joining the Global Youth Advocates Network, she has been able to lead one of the most significant projects in Southeast Asia in ASEAN Youth Advocates, serving more than 5,000 individuals affected by Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines.
Advocating for Substance Abuse in Peru to the world.
Alexandra Bravo Schroth of Peru, an active youth leader in her community, was selected as one of the sixty-one participants of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Youth Forum held last March 29 – April 2, 2021, where she was outstanding enough to be one of two chosen speakers, together with Mirus Ponon for The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) youth speech which led a call to action in establishing the Global Youth Advocates Network.