May 5, 2020

Due to the global pandemic, we are not able to offer an in person summer program in Virginia this year but we have exciting news!

This summer the  staff at Global Youth Village are gathering youths from across the globe for an exciting 21 day virtual exchange.  This is your path to global citizenship!

This is a free educational experience from Legacy International - a leader in the youth exchange arena  with 40 years of successful program delivery.

Dates:  June 28 to July 18, 2020

To be eligible: You must be between the ages 15-19 as of June 28, 2020 and have access to reliable internet.  You must agree to participate in the entire exchange committing to 12 hours weekly. 

What does it involve?

  • Your commitment: 12 hours total per week.  You have activities to do and post asynchronously (activities that you can do on your own time).  They take 1-2 hours per day.  Each week there are two real-time zoom meetings where we will discuss the results of your independent work with the group for approximately 1.5 hour each.
  • A webcam and internet are required to participate - can use mobile phone, tablet or desktop.
  • Ability to take an upload photos or videos to our learning platform
  • Please note the program is conducted in English. It is best if English skills are at the intermediate level in writing and conversation.

Community Leaders

At the Virtual Global Youth Village you will:

  1. Make friends from across the globe:Share stories, art, recipes, passions in a safe secure setting
  2. Build important cross-cultural communication skills (Part 1): Learn how to listen, ask questions, share perspectives and discover shared values.
  3. Develop leadership skills: Work in small groups with global peers and experts to address the Sustainable Development Goals. Pick a pathway to explore (Part 2)
    • Helping Hands - Social Justice and Service for all
    • Tech for Social Good
    • Crossing Cultures through Art
    • Worldwide Wellness
    • Global Earth Warriors
    • UN Sustainable Development Goals in Action
  4. Celebrate: The Global Youth Village family - friends with a shared sense of purpose (Part 3)

At the end of the program, you will:

  • Receive a certificate in Global Citizenship
  • Qualify to receive a $300 scholarship to the 2021 Global Youth Village in Virginia
  • Become part of the Global Youth Village network spanning 102 countries.
  • Have the option to earn  a letter stating that you completed 10 hours of volunteer service

To register complete this short survey  by June 1, 2020. Space is limited to the first 60 registrants.

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

We are able to offer the program for a total of 60 participants and have so much interest! We can expand that number and hire additional facilitators with donations. We are also developing plans to offer monthly follow up training until we can all meet again in person. If you would like to support us please donate.