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:

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PEACE & CONFLICT

What is Peace?

  • Access to basic human needs - food, education, healthcare...
  • Economic equality
  • Gender equality
  • Security

What is Conflict?

  • Persecution
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Unequal access to health care
  • Political Insecurity

CLIMATE ACTION

Planet Earth

  • Water levels rising
  • Unusual weather patterns
  • Extinction

Impact on Society

  • Displaced People
  • Refugees
  • Forced migration
  • Epidemics / Pandemics - increased risk of human disease

When not in Summit mode you are building friendships, trying new things, and enjoying summer fun.  Learn more.

Contact us if you have questions.