The Lives We Impact

​​​Support Uganda Orphanage Children

Since 2013, Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth has raised funds to support Uganda Orphanage Children. The first three children we supported from 2013-2018 were James Mukisa, Miravle Nakawesa and Oliva Betty. The three children we currently support are Olivia Nakitende, Patrick Kalyango and Christine Nanyonga. With the sponsorship of GLIFY, these children were able to be sent to foster families and to get educated in school.

Our Mission

To inspire middle and high school students to use their knowledge, skills, creativity, and imagination to promote change in the world.

​​​Supporting Youth Mental Health Awareness

Since 2020, GLIFY  has been donating to Alan Hu Foundation in memory of Alan and to support the foundation in its mission to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and support fundamental research for cures.
Since 2017, GLIFY has been hosting Dr. Xie’s seminars to promote youth mental health, reduce teen anxiety, improve positive communication and boost family relationships. Dr Xie is an expert in youth mental health and she has given numerous presentations on these topics throughout the country. 

Supporting Local Children in Need

Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth has raised thousands of dollars to help and support local underprivileged kids. GLIFY has been sponsoring four children Micah, Roger, Halona, and Angel from low-income families in the Tenderloin District in San Francisco through the city impact project. GLIFY’s annual donation provides them with financial support for their school education and nutrition.

Children We Sponsor

Currently, we sponsor underprivileged and low income children in the Bay Area as well as orphans in Uganda.

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)

Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth has been donating to FCSN since 2018. Meanwhile, GLIFY members have been volunteering with FCSN since 2017. Our volunteers have taught Math Fundamentals virtual classes, dance lessons, art classes, and LEGO classes to children with special needs, helping them develop new skills and have fun.

See here for a variety of ongoing and past projects conducted by GLIFY.

Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth (GLIFY) is a student-driven nonprofit organization based in the East Bay of Northern California. Started by a few high school students under the name of Global Leadership Initiative (GLI), GLIFY was officially registered as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in 2017. GLIFY has now expanded to about 400 high school and middle school student members who are passionate about serving the community. 

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