Center for Future Global Leaders

Formed in 2006, the Center for Future Global Leaders (CFGL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow through educational attainment and character development.

CFGL believes that providing access to quality educational opportunities to young people of all economic and social backgrounds and fostering good character development are the key means to shaping the youth of today to become future leaders who will make lasting contributions to all sectors of society from business to government, from law to medicine, from politics to religion, from public service to the arts.

  • Among the various activities that CFGL sponsors are the International Academic Competitions (IAC), a triad of academic competitions that seek to recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of essay writing (CFGL Essay Contests), mathematical problem solving (CFGL Math Challenge), and mastery of English vocabulary (CFGL Lexicon Challenge).
  • The IAC is open to high school students in the United States, Canada, and South Korea, with competition winners recognized at the Divisional, Regional, National, and International Levels. Over 6,000 high school students participate in the IAC in every year.

Description of IAC Competitions:

  • CFGL Essay Contest
    The CFGL Essay Contest seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate outstanding essay writing skills. Participants are judged based on their ability to demonstrate mastery of written English language through 25-minute essays that require participants to effectively develop a point of view on a given issue.The CFGL Essay Contest consists of six rounds of essay writing contests, and participants may participate in any or all of the six rounds. Winners are selected from each of the six rounds of the essay writing contests, with individual winners recognized at the Divisional, Regional, National, and International Levels.
  • CFGL Math Challenge
    The CFGL Math Challenge seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate outstanding mathematical problem solving skills.The CFGL Math Challenge consists of six rounds of 70-minute mathematic multiple-choice problem sets that contain mathematics topics from basic arithmetic through Algebra 2. Participants in the CFGL Math Challenge are required to complete in all six problem sets within the Competition Period.
  • CFGL Lexicon Challenge
    The CFGL Lexicon Challenge seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate mastery of English vocabulary. The CFGL Lexicon Challenge will require the participants to correctly identify the meaning of 50 challenging words that are randomly chosen from a list of 2,000 words. Participants will have 30-minutes to complete the CFGL Lexicon Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS:

  • Lena Trinh
  • Kevin Naseri
  • Jocelyn Chow
  • Queenie Shen
  • Ryan De Silva
  • Lena Trinh
  • Matthew S. Chang
  • Kelly Huang
  • Kenny Chang
  • Eugene Lo
  • Brandon Lai
  • Amber Chen
  • Sammi Su
  • Dylan Han

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