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Our Mission:


We train high school students to represent “Olympic City USA”.


Essay registration OPEN!


Our Impact

Inspire our ambassadors to develop ideas into experiences, build lasting relationships and link to the origin of Olympic City USA.

Our Numbers





Ambassadors +






Our Program

  1. Each YCA class begins every year on August 1st. High School students who would like to join the program must submit a short online essay at their YCA point of contact or our website. The online essay period concludes on Oct 1st. Shortly after each school selects their YCA - that will take part to YCA’s leadership series.

  2. The YCA leadership series take place via 10 events that take place between November and June.

  3. The YCA program concludes with an international trip to birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece.


On-line School essay competition

From Aug 1st to Oct 1st all high school students have the opportunity to submit a short essay about what they would say to the world about Olympic City USA. Nominees from each school are selected to attend YCA’s leadership program .

Entrepreneurship Program

YCA’s has partnered with Kebloom - an online business platform designed for students to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit.


Ten leadership sessions from December to June each year help YCA’s discover all about the Olympic City USA, build lasting friendships and learn how to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

International Trip

The YCA program culminates with an international trip to the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. This group trip is tailored for YCA’s and their families to visit the cradle of western civilization and learn all about the Origins of YCA.




2019 Origin Trip




Engage with the YCA network

Events in 2019

All about our upcoming events

Visit Origin

See the world, discover your story