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GYV and The Great Outdoors

GYV and The Great Outdoors

At GYV, youth have the opportunity to explore new topics and activities each day in their afternoon electives. Electives run in 3-day cycles, with students being exposed to their chosen activity for an hour each day. A wide variety of subjects are offered including baseball, soccer, Arabic, Chinese culture, Contra dance, poetry, and acrobatics, to…

The Color of Education

The Color of Education

Recently at Sharing Night in the Global Youth Village, Steven (Estavan) J. Brown gave a powerful and moving speech of his personal story of evolution and challenging his peers to use the power of education to evolve. “Guests, staff, and youth participants, hello and welcome to this evenings special gathering… Before I begin, I’d like…

Sharing Night

It’s hard to believe that Session 1 is already over. Time flies as you’re having fun! As is the GYV tradition, we wrapped up our time together with Sharing Night. This final evening provides an opportunity for the students to display their talents and skills for all the camp to see. Many of the elective…

GYV Around The World

As our “Around the World” program kicked off last night, it seemed as though all of GYV’s diversity was on full display. There were booths featuring Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Yemen, Russia, Japan, the United States, Poland, Scotland, and Nigeria, and each was manned by a camper or staff representative from that area. The…

Who’s Coming to GYV This Summer

Who's Coming to GYV This Summer

At the Global Youth Village, every summer is a little different. Yes, each summer participants gain vital leadership skills and build friendship with their peers from around the globe, but its the individual youth that register each summer that make each session truly unique. Registrations are still coming in from around the world, but let’s…

GYV Partners with Kranti to Train Agents of Change in Mumbai

GYV Partners with Kranti to Train Agents of Change in Mumbai

    Click the yellow button to donate to the GYV/ Kranti Scholarship fund 100% of your tax deductible donation goes towards to tuition of a girl from Mumbai’s red-light area who dreams of gaining the leadership skills to be an agent of change. *********************************************************** The Global Youth Village is a place where young people…

Luck of the Irish … and Norse … and Jewish, oh my!

Luck of the Irish ... and Norse ... and Jewish, oh my!

Last month we posted about the Chinese Spring Festival, a holiday that includes many tradition and symbols that help in crease luck, wealth and happiness.  This week, the people of Ireland, and Irish diaspora around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday which celebrates Irish history and culture. Among other St. Patrick’s…

A Summer of Peace for Libyan Teen

A Summer of Peace for Libyan Teen

My experience at GYV is one I will always cherish. At first, I was nervous to travel half way around the world on my own. On top of the usual fear of travelling to a new place, I was scared to leave my family in Libya, because of the unrest across the country.  But somehow…

7 Things to Do for Luck and Wealth During the Chinese Spring Festival

7 Things to Do for Luck and Wealth During the Chinese Spring Festival

Happy Spring Festival! As the biggest festival of the year comes, people in China and East Asian will celebrate the coming of spring and the New Year. In addition to decorating their houses, taking time off work and school to visit family, and enjoying traditional food, Chinese people have specific customs for each day of…

Saudi Students Spend School Break in US Studying Leadership

Saudi Students Spend School Break in US Studying Leadership

In January, a group of young leaders from Saudi Arabia traveled to the United States to study leadership and English language.  The participants, ranging in age from 14-16, were excited to travel abroad and  become stronger leaders.  In line with Legacy’s values and mission, the program focused on developing values-based leadership skills, living cooperatively with…

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