Phillip is a second-generation immigrant of Chinese heritage. He started building his organization inspired by the rising xenophobia during the Iraq War. Phillip promotes geography as the main mechanism to empower societies, especially those torn by war. He is the president of the International Association of Young Geographers (IAYG), Chairman of the World Partnership for Educational Innovation in South Sudan, Chairman of the Global Initiative for Youth Service, Co-Chairman of the National Coalition for Youth in Education Policy and the Global Head of World Clubs for Peace. Philip also established the Coalition for Youth Community Leadership (CYCLE) to launch and scale youth movements for societal change. His work has resulted in partnerships that include that with the Youth Service America and Global Youth Service Day. Together they launched the Global Initiative for Youth Services, reaching 340,000 students in over 150 countries. He created the “Clubs for Peace”, which aim to foster a generation of “Champions of Peace”.
Nominated by Union High School, Evergreen Public SchoolsAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees