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Wepa Dance at GYV international summer program

Wepa Dance at GYV international summer program

Steven (Estavan) Brown – GYV Cabin counselor (summer 2015) had an amazing experience teaching and working with the dynamic teens at GYV 2015. Check out both Wepa Dance Electives videos. (Estavan is the big guy stage front center.) Listen to Estavan give a powerful and moving speech of his personal story of evolution and challenging his…

GYV 2015 Yearbook

GYV 2015 Yearbook

At the Global Youth Village Session Two, youths compiled a memory book that gives a good sense of the fun had, skills gained and lifelong memories.  Thank you to the action team that put this together. Download here: GYV Yearbook 2015 (pdf). Check out the answers given to these questions in the Interviews section: Where will you…

Cultural Focus: Yemen

Cultural Focus: Yemen

This summer GYV has been delighted to host a group of 26 students from Yemen. They are a dynamic group with lots to share. Recently they were given the opportunity to lead some workshops sharing about their culture with the other camp participants. They self-organized into smaller groups and chose to lead workshops on clothing,…

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…

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