Youth Making a Difference got its start in the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Program when Robert Baird determined that he wanted to find a way for young adults to discover their own ability to make a difference. As a business man, Robert does a lot of work in India. On his trips there he was moved by the poverty that so many people live in and he created Youth Making a Difference as a way to contribute to both communities.
The two video segments below tell the moving story of 21 young adults from Utah who traveled to the Chamba district of India. As you will see they discovered something about themselves that they will not soon forget.
Video 1 chronicles the months leading up to the trip as the team prepared to travel to India, for many it was their first time leaving the United States. [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=EeNOyQOvO6M[/youtube]
Video 2 tells the story of the journey itself from the day of their departure to their return two weeks later.[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=xFeCZ3qgdmg [/youtube]
For more information on Youth Making a Difference and on their 2007 trip visit www.YMAD.org.