Skyler launched Future Generations Now (www.FGNow.org) as a 501c(3) organization in July 2018 to build a community that will actively support and participate in volunteer expeditions locally, and around the world. To date, she has amassed several budding groups of middle school and high school students in California to help raise funds and awareness for programs in the areas of child wellness, education, and the environment.
Her journey began with speech tournaments starting in the third grade while also becoming inspired by the mission of Operation Smile (http://www.operationsmile.org). Acting on her desire to help, she worked with school administrators and performed at various private functions to raise awareness and much-needed funds for children around the world to receive treatment through the program. Even as the youngest Smile Ambassador, Skyler embarked on her first global mission in the Philippines at the age of 10, traveling alongside physicians and volunteers to help those families of children in need. Her second Medical Mission would take place in the Spring of 2017, traveling to Lima, Peru in support of families and their children receiving life-changing treatment through Operation Smile.
In 2016, Skyler was accepted into a performing arts academy in Seoul, Korea to further develop her artistic talents. Upon returning to the U.S., she continued to apply her talents to her humanitarian work, delivering moving spoken-word performances on the issues of racism, civil rights, and environmental issues at various events, including the Art of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles and the Sundance Film Festival. She would go on to raise more than $200,000 for Operation Smile at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017-2019.
Skyler will be entering the 10th grade in the fall of 2021, and has started the Future Generations Now Club at Harvard Westlake School. She is a contributing writer for Teen Vogue, addressing issues that matter for teenagers and future generations to come. Amid the pandemic, Skyler continues to be an active member of her local and global community, fundraising and organizing events that serve to help those in need.
Skyler is currently a student at Harvard Westlake High School (Class of 2024). She has always differentiated herself through her compassion and endless intellectual curiosity, especially on social issues surrounding children, women, racial justice, and the environment.
If you would like to engage with Skyler for an upcoming event or cause, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Skyler's upcoming events and archive below!
MAY 2020 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Virtual fundraiser for students in need of internet services
Raised over $15K!
JANUARY 2020 | PARK CITY, UT
$100K+ Funded for the Wonderland Project - an all girls orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico
APRIL 2019 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Dinner & Screening of National Geographic's "Into the Okavango" Fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack.
Raised over $10K!
JANUARY 2019 | PARK CITY, UT
ChefDance - Raised over $100K in support of Operation Smile!
JULY 2018 | SEATTLE, WA
Spoken word performance - "Giving Love"
JULY 2018 | NEW YORK, NY
Spoken word performance & presentation ,"Fighting for My Future”
JUNE 2018 | LOS ANGELES, LA
Host of Dinner benefitting Blessings in a Backpack - Raised over $20,000!
MAY 2018 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Speech on Discrimination - Gala in Los Angeles
SPRING 2018 | LIMA
Expedition Trip to Lima Peru for the benefit of Operation Smile
FEB 2018 | NORWAY
Speech on Environment
JANUARY 2018 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Spoken word performance
JANUARY 2018 | PARK CITY, UT
Spoken Word Performance - Raised $66,000!
JUNE 2017 | CEBU, PHILIPPINES
Summer of 2017 Mission Trip to the Philippines for Operation Smile
JAN 2017 | PARK CITY, UT
Spoken Word Performance - Raised over $30,000 in support of Operation Smile!
NOV 2015 | LOS ANGELES, CA
Anit-discrimination speech at Operation Smile Dinner Gala
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