Our core staff is a group of highly dedicated individuals.

Our combined experience in cross-cultural training, conflict resolution, community development and exchange programs gives us the ability to meet the needs of all the young people coming to the Global Youth Village international summer  camp.  Both Mary Helmig and Leila Baz have 30 years experience directing youth programming .  Every summer, we receive over 100 applicants for our summer staff positions.  Those selected show creativity, professional experience, and desire to work in a fast based environment where supporting youth as they develop leadership skills is the goal.    Summer staff  are carefully screened including a criminal background check and search of the National Sex Offenders public database.   Our participant to staff ratio is 5:1.

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