While the global pandemic, kept us physically apart, the Virtual Global Youth Village built friendships and explored youth leadership with 93 young people from over 18 different countries and many times zones!

July  2020

Community Leaders 

  1. Made friends from across the globe: Shared stories, art, recipes, and their passions in a safe secure setting
  2. Built important cross-cultural communication skills: Learning how to listen, ask questions, share perspectives and discover shared values.
  3. Developed leadership skills: Working in small groups (Pathways) with global peers and experts to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Crossing Cultures through the Arts - participants embarked on a journey to think like an artist and find works depicting solidarity in their communities - Check out their work!
    • Global Earth Warriors - tackling formidable problems, these brave youths committed themselves personally by educating others, advocating for policy change and acting locally to effect global change.  See their action plans!
    • (You)Nited Nations and  the Sustainable Development Goals in Action - youths discovered how the SDGs can be achieved by creating personal mission statements.
  4. Final Celebration : The Global Youth Village became a family of friends with a shared sense of purpose 

Check out this video from the (You)nited Nations and the SDGs group. 

Please join us in 2021 for our in-person program in Virginia

At Legacy International we wanted to offer this program free of charge to unite and inspire teens, who like all of us feel deeply the disruptions of these times.  We are also developing plans for additional sessions, hope to offer monthly follow up training and we are making plans for the time when  we can all meet again in person. If you would like to support us please donate.