Submitted by World Federation of Youth Clubs
Orlando, Fla., December 23, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC) supports organizations that care for the well-being of young people, especially those who may not have resources to champion their cause. The WFYC offers expertise and guidance, with a focus on enhancing and advancing youth development globally.
Following more than a decade of collaboration with international youth organizations, along with helping create clubs in Mexico and South Africa, the WFYC was officially established in 2019, by co-founders, Rick and Susan Goings. Based in Orlando, Florida, it currently serves member organizations in 36 countries, representing 3,160 Clubs, serving 336,000 youth. These facility-based organizations provide educational programs, personal and leadership development, family engagement, and community involvement.
With almost 200 countries around the globe, WFYC’s goal is to serve youth clubs in every country, providing a positive environment and a safe place for young people everywhere. Learn more at www.wfyc.org
WFYC is pleased to announce the appointment of three Board members: Ian Solomon, Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Kyle Maryanski, PwC Trust Solutions Partner, Chicago; and Simon Hemus, Vice Chairman (retired) Tupperware Brands Corporation.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ian, Kyle and Simon to WFYC as we enter 2022 and expand our reach to those young people who need us most,” said Rick Goings, Chairman and Co-founder. “These three dynamic leaders, with experience, dedication and passion for youth development, will bring tremendous value to our Board of Directors and the World Federation of Youth Clubs.”
Ian Solomon joins the WFYC Board with an impressive career in government and higher education. Ian served as legislative counsel to then-Senator Barack Obama. During the Obama administration, he was appointed the U.S. Executive Director for the World Bank Group, where he championed private-sector development in Africa. He has been a consultant with McKinsey & Company, an associate dean and visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, and a vice president and lecturer at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Batten School, he led his own international consulting practice focused on conflict and collaboration. As Batten’s dean, he aims to cultivate the kind of effective leadership the world needs: curious, evidence-based, empathetic, and equipped to serve our diverse and rapidly changing world.
Kyle Maryanski is a Trust Solutions Partner in the Consumer and Industrial Products sector of PwC. With the firm for 30 years, he has represented audit and non-audit clients in a variety of industries. In Kyle’s 18 years as a partner, he has worked primarily with large public companies. Leveraging his four years based in France and Germany, he has worked extensively with multi-national companies. He also served for over 10 years in a variety of roles within PwC’s leadership team. In his most recent role as Regional Assurance Leader for Mid-Central, Kyle was responsible for client service, business development and operating results for a $1 billion business unit with over 4,000 partners and staff. Additionally, Kyle and his wife Patti have been engaged with Boys & Girls Clubs in the USA and in Africa for many years.
Simon Hemus has lived and worked in London, Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, Switzerland, and Orlando. During his career with Avon Products, he served as Vice President of Sales/Marketing Avon Japan, Senior VP of Marketing in New York, and Corporate Vice President and Chairman of the Europe Management Board. At Sara Lee Corporation, he developed a dynamic division as President and CEO of their Direct Selling Division. He later joined Tupperware Brands Corporation as Group President, International Beauty, before serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. And, until his recent retirement, he was Vice Chairman, with operational focus and oversight for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations. Throughout his international career, Hemus has focused on advancing the standard of living of women, especially those from developing countries.
The World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was formally created in 2019 by co-founders Rick and Susan Goings, yet its history started years before. Through the Goings’ global travels and work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and Rick as Chairman & CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporation, they observed firsthand and experienced countless stories of the needs of children and teens.
WFYC’s mission is to develop, advance and enhance global youth organizations that provide a positive environment and a safe place for young people around the world. WFYC exists to support those youth organizations doing the important work of caring for the well-being of young people who may not have the resources at their disposal to champion their cause. With member organizations operating in 37 countries outside of the United States, over 300,000 youth and their families are being served through 3,000+ facility-based organizations that provide educational programs, personal and leadership development, and family and community engagement. Learn more at www.wfyc.org.
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