Welcome to my Nyah Project Ambassador Page!
I became involved with Nyah Project because I truly believe Travel Awakens Leaders.
I'm excited to share with you how travel changed my life and inspire you to get connected with this amazing fellowship program.
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
IN SWAHILI, NYAH MEANS PURPOSE.
We provide fellowships for diverse youth from underserved communities to experience worlds beyond them and discover their true purpose.
EACH YEAR WE SELECT A TALENTED COHORT OF DIVERSE TEENS FROM UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AS NYAH PROJECT FELLOWS.
We expose them to prominent leaders from the civic, business and professional community, both locally and abroad.
We provide intensive training in human factor leadership, social entrepreneurship, and experiential learning in amazing international destinations, including Ghana, Costa Rica, South Africa, Indonesia and Namibia.
This connection to new cultures through service and transformative experiences abroad allows the Nyah Project fellows to discover their true leadership potential.
GIVE A LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY
100% of online donations go towards awakening young leaders through travel and service abroad.