This is not just a summer program, it is a path to global citizenship.
The Global Youth Village has welcomed over 5,000 teens form more than 102 since 1979. The 16-day international youth leadership summit for ages 15-19 in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia gathers youth leaders from across the globe to create a community.
The Global Youth Village offers dynamic activities fostering cross-cultural understanding and helps young people tap into their potential as agents of change.
Join friends from more than 15 different countries to:
- Tackle the world’s most pressing issues this summer. Learn from experts and champions in peace & conflict, human rights, and climate action.
- Act and mobilize others - create working groups to develop solutions.
- Become a communicator, innovator, decision maker
- Develop your own youth advocacy toolkits to precipitate local community change
Over the course of 16 days, your mornings will be in summit mode. This culminates in a plenary session showcasing your resolutions to drive change. GYV Youth Summit issues include: