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Y Kara Center

Developing the next generation of global leaders

The Power of Why

Our purpose is our WHY. It is the drive, the fuel, the passion that propels us – and our global community – to keep working and empowering victims of violence, hate, extreme poverty, and other injustices.


At the Center, we engage young minds through conferences, EduThons, and research presentations to enhance their critical thinking skills to help them become innovative problem solvers.


We nurture and empower young minds in every step along the way and welcome you to journey with us. 

Dean Burdick Center

Connecting Talent With Opportunites

This is a scholarship platform created to connect high-performing students from war zones, slums, refugee camps, and rural areas with opportunities around the world.


With a highly competitive group of bright minds, we nurture a unique community of global shakers at the forefront of leadership, innovation, empowerment, and investment.


The ecosystem culminates with efforts from mentors, advisors, investors, and institutions who work together for a better world.

The Jensen Program

Hosting Students on Exchange Programs

If you like to travel to see different places, meet different people and learn about different cultures, hosting is a great way to do so from the comfort of your own home.


You can become a host family for international students. You will get to meet young and people from all over the world and learn about their culture and traditions.


Hosting students from all over the world has proven to be such a rewarding, fulfilling and learning experience! You will get to experience different cultures and perspectives!

Maria Hall Program

Hosting Fund drives for Communities

Local donations drive pioneered by Maria Hall allow members of a group to collect non-perishable food items to donate. It can be a one-day event or take place for a predetermined amount of time, typically a week or month.


Fund drives help raise money and items for feeding the malnourished, educating orphans, providing medical care and helping victims of extreme poverty in conflict areas.


Holding a fund drive in conjunction with an incentive is a great way to get others to participate. So get creative and have a contest or offer a discount at your store in exchange for donations to victims of war and extreme poverty locally and globally.

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