Thank you to Mara for being part of Achieve WE! Mara is a 19 year old college student from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In the Poetry Section, you can read her incredible poem, What If Poets Are Mediums? She is an extremely talented poet whose eloquence and abilities are far beyond her years. Youth like Mara show that one does not have to be an adult to impact others with compelling poetry and writing.
Thank you to Gabrielle Rejane Lynn for being a part of Achieve WE! In the Performing Arts section, you can hear her beautiful voice perform a cover of Imagine, as well as Sayonara from How to Eat Like A Child. Her cover of Imagine was her first recording in a studio--an incredible feat for such a young girl of (almost) eight! Gabrielle Rejane Lynn is from San Antonio, Texas where in addition to already being a well-rounded singer, she is an actress, model, singer, and dancer. She epitomizes Achieve WE's value and belief that youth accomplish amazing things! Like Gabrielle Rejane Lynn on Facebook and subscribe to her YouTube channel to hear more!
Thank you to Anne for being a part of Achieve WE! In the Performing Arts section, you can listen to Anne's moving and expressive rendition of Sam Smith's Not in That Way. Anne is a talented 16-year-old singer from the Chicago area. She gave this wonderful impromptu performance at a Junior State of America convention in Madison, WI. She is actively involved in this organization, which civically engages thousands of students across the United States. Anne is a remarkable example of how young people can be artistically talented and community leaders at the same time!
My Family and Me by Mihaela, a student in Korbovo, Serbia
A Cat and Her Strong Friends by a student in Korbovo, Serbia
Piece by Clara from Ames, Iowa, USA
Taylor Grey is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from California. She was trained in classical opera, taught herself piano and guitar, and started writing lyrics at 12 years old. She released two Extended Plays, opened for Jacob Whitesides on his summer tour, and will be releasing her first album, SPACE CASE, later this month. She is an inspiration to youth around the world who want to pursue their dreams. Taylor submitted to Achieve WE with this message: "Good things take time, hard-work, and patience, but most importantly they take love. You need to love what your doing if you want to see true growth and success." Go to the second contribution under "United States of America" on the Performing Arts page to watch Taylor's newest song and music video, "Never Woulda Letcha"!
Visit Taylor's website to learn more about her!
Ellen Tefanis is a 19 year old guitarist from Australia who was brought up on stage last December to play with Keith Urban. She submitted to AchieveWE with a simple but inspiring message to the youth of the world:
"Follow your dreams!"
Watch her amazing performance under Performing Arts!
Today I finished contacting over forty countries of Mensa chapters introducing them to Achieve WE. I look forward to hearing from Mensa youth around the world!
In honor of International Youth Day, AchieveWE.org is officially published and live!