Legacy’s approach to youth leadership development allows for all types of styles and skill levels. For us, leadership is based upon the ability to respond to the time, place, and circumstances one finds oneself in. The Global Youth Village environment encourages an attitude, an identity, a set of new skills and understandings that allow leadership to emerge from individuals.
Young people see the source of leadership coming from within rather than solely on public acknowledgment. It becomes solidified, based on the confidence of “this is what I am” rather than upon the effort of “this is what I am trying to be.” Our primary teaching method is experiential in a highly supportive environment. In all aspects of GYV - workshops, action teams and cabin life individuals are given opportunities. Young people are encouraged to try new things and develop teamwork skills.
Young people return home from GYV with: