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    Global Scholar Summer Program for Young Global Leaders

    Global Scholar Summer Program for Young Global Leaders


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: College Application, Politics and Diplomacy, Social Justice, Youth Outreach
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Government and Public Administration
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Global Scholar equips youth leaders to be bold and visionary change makers around urgent global challenges. Participants learn about global issues from experts, build tools to engage their peers and communities, and take the next steps in launching purposeful careers. Global Scholars learn with and from some of the brightest young minds working on these issues today.

    Join us to:

    • Explore urgent global challenges including global security, poverty, climate change, immigration, and human rights through seminars with experts working in government, think tanks, non-profit organizations, academia and more. Scholars also meet with embassies and Senate offices.
    • Build skills to be a bold and visionary global leader. Our popular Action Lab workshops give Scholars advanced training they won’t get anywhere else, focusing on: Dialogue and Empathy; Conflict Resolution; Complex Problem-Solving; Diversity and Inclusion; Strategic Action Planning; Strategic Communications, and more.
    • Do Big Things, Now. The world can’t wait for your brilliance, and neither can we. Throughout the program Scholars apply knowledge and skills to craft and launch a meaningful project around a timely and critical global challenge, for example climate change. We offer ongoing support for your changemaking after the program is over too, through ongoing training, funding, and leadership development opportunities. 
    • Launch your global career. Discover careers, schools and opportunities in international affairs through career panels and small-group conversations with professionals working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, as well as representatives from scholarship, fellowship, and study abroad programs. Scholars also learn professional skills like networking, writing a great resume, and more.
    • Build inspiring friendships with peers equally motivated to pursue leadership opportunities and careers in public and international affairs. The broader AMP Global Youth family is thousands strong worldwide.

    Over 100,000 youth have participated in our programs since we were founded by students at Yale after 9/11, and our alumni have gone on to lead student organizations; work for international organizations, the UN, and the State Department; participate in prestigious gap year and language programs; and enroll at top institutions like Harvard, Columbia, Yale and the University of Chicago. Most importantly, they’ve developed a good sense of how they can have an impact on issues they care about, and launched their careers with a firm sense of purpose and strong set of skills to succeed.

    • Quick Facts on Location, Sessions and Applying:
      We offer programs in Washington, D.C (based at American University) and online.
    • Applicants should have an interest in current affairs, but coursework or experience abroad isn’t required.
    • Check out our Pay-What-You-Can fee structure. Last year almost 50% of our class received scholarship support. 
    • Admissions are rolling! Start your application here.

    Cost and Session Information

    Join us anywhere from 1-12 days this summer, online or in Washington, D.C.! We're at both Georgetown University and American University. Programs for grades 9-12. Rolling admissions and scholarships available. 

    Global Scholar: Intensive Global Leadership Accelerator 

    • Session 1: July 5-16, American University
    • Session 2: July 18-30. Georgetown University 
    • Session 3: July 5-16: Virtual

    Global Scholar prepares youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges. Global Scholar offers a unique curriculum that combines intimate policy seminars with powerful skills training you won’t get anywhere else. This gives Global Scholars the robust knowledge, deep self-awareness, and marketable skills they need to become bold and visionary students, leaders, change makers, and professionals. Join us online or in person to:

    Learn from experts working on the front lines of global challenges Build powerful skills for leading transformative action through fast-paced workshopsApply all we’ve learned through daily challenges and final group projects, which we launch during the program. Launch your global career. Explore Washington, D.C. Learn with and from inspiring youth leaders from around the globe. Last year’s class included participants from over 20 US states and 14 countries. 

    Advancing Gender Justice 
    July 25-28, Virtual 
    The challenges are both clear and complex. As we tackle our greatest global challenges, we must also address the reality that women and LGBTQIA+ individuals experience the most severe hurdles to education, the workplace, and our economy on the whole.  Youth have unique power and opportunity to lead the charge to demand a more just world for us all. Join us for this 4-day virtual workshop to explore framing concepts like human rights, feminism, and gender justice. We'll then dive into three hallmark issues for the gender justice movement: workplace justice, reproductive rights, and access to education. We’ll cap it all off with a deep dive into building skills for speaking out, from writing for a local paper to meeting with an elected official to organizing a group or event. The experience culminates with each team drafting a project they can launch in their community.

    Exploring the Arts and Social Change
    August 1-5. NYC (Non-residential). 
    Explore key challenges facing us today, from climate change to immigration, to racial justice, through an artistic lens. Through seminars with artists and visits to cultural institutions across NYC, you’ll learn first-hand how creative expression has fueled and reflected some of the biggest social movements we see today. We'll then create content to uplift and inspire, guided by artists working to build a better world. *You do not need to be an artist to join this program.

    NEW: Global Scholar Power Pack Workshops! 1-2 day clinics in July and August

    Workshops are appropriate for youth leaders ages 13-17, who are aspiring, new or experienced leaders in their school or community. 

    • Designing a More Just World: From Vision to Reality. July 13-14, 2022. We’ll connect around the youth experience with COVID-19, and its impact on our generation. We then move into artistic visioning around the future of education, jobs and workplaces, our economy, and our environment. The experience culminates with learning how to move big ideas from vision to reality. You’ll leave with concrete tools for visioning and launching a bold idea, and have access to future coaching and small grant funding for your work.
    • Connecting Global Youth for Global Change: July 28, 2022. Everything we do rests upon our ability to connect with, and inspire, others. This one-day workshop is an opportunity for youth leaders to build skills for recruiting, inspiring, and mobilizing friends and peers around issues you care about. We’ll review and practice strategies for facilitation, organizing, and team building. You’ll leave with concrete tools to use in your work, and the ability to access future coaching and small grant funding for your work.
    • Launch Your Bold Idea for Big Impact. July 21-22, 2022. In this final instalment of the Power Pack, you’ll take your big vision and your ability to inspire others and weave in the hard skills for planning, launching and managing the work. The Launch Workshop focuses on getting ideas off the ground in a way that’s effective, sustainable, and impactful. You’ll leave with concrete tools for strategic planning, evaluation, and fundraising. Participants are eligible to apply for small grant funding and year-round coaching opportunities.