GTA Teleguam Youth Leader
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GTA Youth Leader Program 2023-2024

Youth empowerment remains at the forefront of our community goals. Created in 2019, our GTA Youth Leader Program showcases young leaders who create positive change in their communities while excelling academically.

Deadline to apply is on August 31, 2023.


The GTA team is proud to volunteer our time and donate resources to elevate the community around us. Through GTA Gives, we organize meaningful initiatives and events that support our local community.

GTA Youth Leader Eligibility & Benefits

  • At least 3.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Excel in sports, the arts, or creating a positive change
  • Must be a Guam resident 
  • Enrolled in a local high school as a Junior or Senior for Academic School Year 2023-2024
Complimentary GTA Mobile Phone & Service
Enjoy complimentary GTA mobile phone service and the latest Android or iPhone for one full academic year! Top GTA Finalists will be able to select their desired model and enjoy complimentary unlimited data and services.
$1,000 Academic Scholarship
The top 2 GTA Youth Leader Winners will be award a $1,000 Academic Scholarship to use for the academic endeavors, extra-curricular activities and competitions.
Airline Miles
The top 2 GTA Youth Leader Winners will be awarded 160,000 United Airline Miles to use for approved competitions, conferences or camps held for sports, arts or academics.
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Our Youth Leader Program was created to empower young minds to lead and make a positive change in our community. Lead, learn and grow with our 2023-2024 Cohort. Empowering young minds to lead and make a positive impact in their communities.

Deadline to apply is on August 31, 2023.

Are you ready to be a GTA Youth Leader?

Are you ready to be a GTA Youth Leader?

Meet our 2022-2023 GTA Youth Leaders. 

Meet our 2022-2023 GTA Youth Leaders

Alexander Gayle

St. John’s School - Class of 2023
  • Guam Youth Congress, Representative
  • SJS Mandaña Club, President
  • SJSl Junior Class President 2021-2022
  • Guam History Day, 1st Place Division Winner and Military History Award
  • 2022 St. John’s Boys JV Volleyball Team
  • Recipient of the “Indigenous Recognition Award” from College Board’s National Recognition Program
  • Gold medal recipient at the International Conference of Young Social Scientists 2022

Amber Pineda

Academy of Our Lady of Guam - Class of 2024
  • AOLG House and Grounds Committee (Chair), Student Council (Vice Green Club (President), Soroptimist Club (Treasurer), Math Club (Vice President) as well as Academic Challenge Bowl and Robotics Club
  • AOLG Student Council, Member and
  • Former Class Vice President
  • Catholic Social Services, Volunteer
  • Guam Youth Climate Strike, Member
  • PDN VIBE Intern
  • Founder and Editor-in-Chief Arasu Magazine

Anherutowa Calvo

George Washington High School - Class of 2023
  • BioVerse International Guam Council, Chairman
  • GWHS National Honor Society (President), Marine Mania (Presiden), Student Body Association (Vice-President),
  • GWHS Youth for Decolonization (Ambassador), STEM Club (Sergeant-at-Arms), Close-up (Treasurer) and a member of the Academic Challenge Bowl and Upward Bound
  • GWHS Varsity Tennis Team
  • Guam Department of Education High School Seniors Internship Program, Intern
  • OddMob Skateboarding Group, Founder and Leader
  • FIRST Global Challenge Guam
  • Robotics Team, Vice-Spokesperson
  • Eloise Sanchez Award, Recipient
  • BioVerse International Certificate of Achievement, Recipient
  • Top 4 GWHS Graduation Class
  • Guam Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Certificate of Accomplishment, Recipient

Bianca Borja

John F. Kennedy High School -  Class of 2024
  • 2023 Junior Class President
  • National Honor Society, Member
  • Youth For Christ, Member
  • JFKHS Girls’ Basketball Team
  • 2020 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest Winner

Cheyunne Ahn

Southern High School - Class of 2023
  • Southern High Knight Battalion (Battalion Commander ‘23, Command Sergeant Major 22), Student Body Association (Vice President), National Honor Society (Vice President)
    Cross Country Team, Captain
  • Governor’s Youth Advisory Council, Chairperson
  • Mo’na Manhoben Youth Summit, Participant
  • JROTC Leader Ship and Academic Bowl
  • Volunteer with organizations and events such as Memorial Day Commemoration, Christmas Wreath Across America, Earth Day Awareness, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Awareness Campaign, Malojloj Crowning Ceremony, Military Career Fair, NHS Leadership Academy, Guam Veteran Affairs Office, Kamalen Karidat, GHURA and community cleanups 

Mark Wang

St. John’s School - Class of 2023
  • JA Company, President and VP of Finance
  • Student Council, Treasurer and Class Representative 
  • JA Economics for Success, Program Manager 
  • JA Guam Board of Directors, Youth Representative and Board Member
  • Various internships at Speaker’s Office, Guam Visitors Bureau and IP&E
  • SJS Cross Country Runner
  • SJS Environment and Recycling Club (Member), National Honor Society (Member), Tri M Music Honor Society (Member) and Orchestra (First Violin) 
  • Scouts of America, Eagle Scout 
  • JA Guam, Recipient of President of the Year Award 2021-2022
  • JA Guam, Recipient of VP of Finance of the Year 2020-2021
  • Tiger Global Case Competition, Third Place 
  • Belt and Road Innovation Challenge for New Business Talents, Third Place 
  • International Conference of Young Social Scientists, Gold Medalist
  • Guam National History Day, First Place
  • Guam Island Wide Science Fair, First Place 
  • Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists, Bronze Medalist
  • Honors Performance Series and Carnegie Hall, First Violin Selected Finalist 
  • AP Scholar with Distinction

Scott Aflague

Okkodo High School - Class of 2023
  • MCJROTC, Battalion Commander 
  • Running Club (President), National Honor Society (Member), Church Youth Hospitality Team (Member), MCJROTC Fitness Team (Captain)
  • Class Council (Senator)
  • Cross Country, Co-Captain
  • Recipient of Commander Naval Air Forces Flight Academy Scholarship
  • Private Pilot License at age 17
  • A-Honor Roll, Top 10 Class Rank
  • Fittest Male Across all JROTC SY 2021-2022, Award Recipient 
  • Top Male Team Across all JROTC SY 2021-2022, Award Recipient 
  • Recognition for Excellence in Academics, Environmentally Respectful and Exercise Total Wellness, Award Recipient 

Sophia Espaldon

Harvest Christian Academy - Class of 2023
  • Student Life Council (Member), National Honor Society (Member), Mu Alpha Theta Society (Vice President), Medical Club (Member), Soroptimist Club (Member), Environmental Preservation Club (Member) and Red Cross Club (Member), National Forensics League (Member), Mock Trial Team (Member)
  • PDN VIBE Co-Editor 
  • Guam U17 Women’s National Team, 2021
  • FIBA, Statistician and Certified Referee
  • HCA Girls Varsity Volleyball Team, Captain 21-23
  • HCA Varsity Tennis Team
  • Local Productions: Mamma Mia, Sound of Music, Moana Jr, Much Ado About Nothing and Miss Saigon 
  • Junyfore Music Studios, Instructor 
  • HOME Program, Participant 
  • SHInE Program, Medical Internship
  • Junior Achievement Company, Program Participant

Tavion Duenas

Guam High School - Class of 2024
  • Student Body Government, Sergeant At Arms 
    National Honor Society (Member), National Technical Honor Society (Member), NJROTC (NJROTC Staff - 1st Platoon Commander, NJROTC Class Leader, NJROTC Mile Run Team)
  • Volunteer experience with Guam Beautification, Coastal Clean-up, Operation Christmas Drop, Salvation Army, Harvest House
  • Saint Michael’s Catholic Church Altar Server
  • Purebred Jiu Jitsu, Marianas Open Gold Medalist
  • Iron Man Award, NJROTC Recipient 
    Sharpshooter Badges NJROTC Recipient
  • Guam High Wrestling Team
  • Guam National Team Wrestling
  • Principal Honor Roll
  • Reward of Excellence for Engineering
  • DFS Guahan Animu Art Contest, 3rd Place Winner

Bree Alyssa Collins

Guam High School - Class of 2023
  • Student Government (Junior Class President and Senior Class President)
    National Technical Honor Society (Member and prior Chair of Community Service), Student to Student (Member),
  • SKIP Entertainment Company, Touring Company Dancer
  • Volunteer with organizations and events such as GAIN, Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, No Shave November, Operation Christmas, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harvest House,
  • Make a Wish and Hunter Speaks.
  • 9-11th Honor Roll
  • National Youth Leadership Forum: Certificate of Achievement
  • Tulos Neni and Manhoben Outrigger Paddling Team
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Inspire others, make meaningful connections with their peers, and reinvigorate positive change in the community.

Deadline to apply is on August 31, 2023.