Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Mahatma Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai; name any inspiring figure...
Young, experienced, historic, or present, they all have something in common.
All great leaders experience an inflection point. A sink-or-swim moment that reveals our true character. It’s these intervening circumstances that change the trajectory of success and lay foundation for what fuels our passion, our drive.
I believe travel is an inflection point.
Travel awakens leaders.
And, I believe that true purpose is best refined in the classroom of life and molded by experience in the world.
I founded the Nyah Project to make transformative experiences --rooted in travel-- accessible to all youth. But beyond globe-trotting, our fellows learn by doing: from social entrepreneurship and human factor leadership to exploring new cultures.
Along with amazing partners like you, we invest in the success of youth who are at at-risk of not maximizing their amazing potential. So far, the investment has paid off. 100% of our fellows are accepted into college or university and 90% of our fellows win academic or merit-based scholarships.
Life’s best journeys are not measured in miles traversed, but by memories woven through new connections to great people and places.
Join us for the ride.
~Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Founder, Nyah Project