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Youth Making a Difference provides leadership training and practical experiences that make a difference in the world, transforming the lives of the participants and those they serve.


YMAD Leadership Training is based on 7 values of leadership. During the year the teens learn about leadership and how to make a difference in the world from educators, mentors and other guest speakers. They apply leadership skills in practical ways, such as working with children in local schools to improve their ability to speak English, and participating in humanitarian expeditions to india to work with children in rural schools, helping them learn English and receive needed medical care. The planning, fundraising, and execution of these projects gives the teens hands-on experience in taking responsibility, working as a team, serving others, developing a vision, tackling tough assignments, doing research, inspiring each other, and sticking to their commitments. After the year-long training and expedition, the teens seek ways to use these new skills to make a difference for the rest of their lives.

Available Expeditions

High School Students

Applications are currently being accepted for our Salt Lake City Fall 2020 program.

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Adult Leaders

We are currently accepting applications for adult leaders and medics (doctors and RNs) for future expeditions. If you are interested in becoming an adult leader for one of our fantastic groups of teens, please click the box below.

More information about being an adult leader

Family/Alumni Expedition

Do you want to travel with a purpose? If you have already experienced YMAD, do you need a "re-boot"? Would you like to learn and travel as a family (children 12 and older welcome)? Youth Making a Difference will be hosting a Family, Friends, and Alumni Expedition to Wai, India where we will be working with 6th-grade students and special needs children and teens.

More information about this expedition group

Useful Forms

Doctor Release Letter

Participants must be in good health and able to travel abroad to participate in the YMAD program.