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    Powerful Youth: Global Leadership Academy Canada (Senior, ages 15-18)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Canada
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Leadership
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Global Leadership Academy is an award-winning transformative summer leadership program in Victoria, Canada that welcomes passionate teens from around the world! Our experiential learning approach helps teens build self-confidence, develop leadership soft skills, and gain a global perspective while helping them create meaningful change in their lives and the lives of others. 

    We know that all youth are powerful. However, they often lack the leadership skills and confidence necessary to be effective leaders of their own future success. Participants develop these skills during our award-winning program in a supportive, international environment through an experiential learning approach that prioritizes hands-on learning, personalized attention, and community building. The Global Leadership Academy is an opportunity for teens from around the world to come together and develop valuable skills so they can create the future they want to see for themselves and others!

    The program is packed with hands-on activities, team challenges, fascinating field trips, breathtaking outdoor activities, inspirational guest speakers and new experiences in Victoria (and across Vancouver Island) in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The program tuition includes all program materials, insurance, airport transportation as well as 6 months of post-program online coaching to ensure youth continue the personal development they committed to during the program.

    We offer two unique curriculums in order to engage participants of different ages. As we run programs with both age groups on the same campus concurrently, there are many opportunities to get participants of all ages together as well, and gives the ability for families with children in both age groups to send siblings together to the same session.

    Senior GLA (ages 15-18): Youth in this program will work towards developing their leadership skills so they can enact real positive change! Community service and group service projects help participants gain the skills, experience, and confidence to be leaders, and then they will have the opportunity to develop and present their own leadership projects to put into action in their community once they return home. 

    (Interested in Junior GLA for ages 12-14? View our other listing!)

    What makes Powerful Youth’s Global Leadership Academies so unique and valuable for international youth?

    • Combine the best of an abroad experience, summer camp, pre-university program and leadership academy all into ONE program!
    • Youth work & learn in entrepreneurial teams with other international students from across the world
    • Earn a certificate that details 60+ hours of leadership training, community impact, and overall accomplishments during the program
    • Potentially earn course credit or approved service hours for requirements such as: International Baccalaureate CAS, National Honor Society, Duke of Edinburgh Award, and more
    • Develop time management and planning tools to lead real service projects
    • Experience-based learning with no English language requirements necessary
    • Each participant is offered 6 months of post-program leadership coaching
    • 6:1 staff-to-student ratio
    • Student scholarships and financial aid are available

    Cost and Session Information

    Global Leadership Academy Canada

    Our award-winning 2-week leadership program for ages 12-18.

    • Session 1: June 30 to July 13, 2024
    • Session 2: July 14 to 27, 2024
    • Session 3: July 28 to Aug 10, 2024

    Price: US$ 3,275


    Global Leadership Academy Canada + Best of BC Tour 

    Our 3-week package is designed for international participants! Combine 2-week GLA with extra days spent with your new friends exploring the region, visiting local universities, and seeing top tourist attractions.

    • Session 1 + Best of BC Tour: June 30 to July 18, 2024
    • Session 2 + Best of BC Tour: July 14 to August 1, 2024
    • Session 3 + Best of BC Tour: July 28 to August 15, 2024

    Price: US$ 4,720


    • Attending GLA was an amazing, enriching experience. Not only did I have hands-on opportunities to practice leadership skills, but the international community gave me a fun, compassionate group of friends who I could laugh with and learn from. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone; it's a great way to spend a summer!

      - Sammy from USA - March 25, 2021
    • I loved meeting people from different countries, the way the projects were introduced and how everything was conducted. I really feel I'm more independent now and that I can make decisions with more responsibility. The staff was amazing, great people, always looking forward to help. You can't miss it!!!

      - Gabriel from Peru - September 13, 2022
    • I think it was amazing because I didn't even know my skills and what I could do until I attended GLA 2022. [If you are considering attending], I would say "go for it, you won't regret it". It's because of all the skills that you get from this experience, all the moments and activities, and that at the end it helps you understand that you are a leader and can do more even if you are "too young". Powerful Youth, just keep showing young people how powerful they are and the impact and change they can make in their communities!

      - Ameyali from Mexico - November 11, 2022
    • [GLA] helped me to know more about myself, taught me how to be a good leader, and that I can challenge myself. I am very fortunate to have come to this event, so that I met a lot of people, learned a lot of things, and if I have the opportunity, I would like to go to other countries to participate in similar events.

      - Yorick from Taiwan - August 29, 2022
    • My experience was undeniably great, the staff were amazing, the participants were nice, and I learned to be more confident, kind, nice, and overall a better person and leader. I would recommend [GLA] because it made me a lot more confident and helped me value my passions, goals, and values a lot more than I valued them before. It also introduced me to the most amazing people from my country and also from countries all around the world, and I feel that it helped me to be more understanding and accepting of other ways to live and do things.

      - Fernando from Brazil - August 7, 2022
    • This experience taught me a lot of skills in leadership abilities as it's designed for, but more than that, I also gained tons of wonderful experiences that I will cherish for in the long run of my life. During this experience, I also met lots of interesting and fantastic people from all around the world and got a deeper understanding of other cultures. It was definitely a memorable experience while learning tons of new things.

      - Siliang from China - August 7, 2022