Honoree Spotlight

Victor S Ye

Age: 18

I live in: Hacienda Heights, California

College / High School: University of Southern California

Three words to describe myself: idea-driven, compassionate, motivated

A quote I love:
Dream it. Wish it. Do it

A book I love: The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert

A civic superhero I look up to?
Jackie Bezos

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

I am the Founder & CEO of InnovaYouth, a global education nonprofit that teaches young people research, collaboration, and communication skills with the goal of promoting societal change. Since its founding, InnovaYouth has directly impacted over 10,600 students in over 15 states and 14 states, hosting workshops on civic engagement, social responsibility, Generation Z culture, and global leadership.

How I will use the stipend to scale
I will create a campaign that will further educate young voters on various candidate policies and register them to vote in order to best cast an educated vote for the 2020 election.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
I am ecstatic to work alongside an amazing cohort of active changemakers ready to solve the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

My vision for the future of American democracy
I hope every young person has the knowledge and opportunity to have civil discourse and create a healthy democracy through civic participation.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I hope to become a positive force who will inspire many others to find their passions and positively impact their communities.