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    Powerful Youth: Global Leadership Academy UK

    Powerful Youth: Global Leadership Academy UK


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United Kingdom
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Leadership
    • Sub-Categories: Social Justice, Entrepreneurship, Youth Outreach, Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    The Global Leadership Academy is an award-winning transformative summer leadership program outside of Cambridge, England that welcomes passionate teens ages 12-18 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 historic Bury Saint Edmunds, England (near Cambridge!). Youth will also 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.

    The program tuition includes all program materials, insurance, airport transportation as well as 6 months of post-program online coaching to ensure youth continue their personal development they committed to during the program.

    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 UK

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

    • Session 1: July 7 to 20, 2024
    • Session 2: July 26 to August 8, 2024
    • Session 3: August 14 to 27, 2024

    Price: US$ 3,550

    Global Leadership Academy UK + Best of England Tour 

    Our 3-week package designed for international participants! Combine 2-week GLA with extra days spent with your new friends exploring the region (including 3 nights in London!) and seeing top tourist attractions.

    • Session 1 + Best of England Tour: July 7 to 25, 2024
    • Session 2 + Best of England Tour: July 26 to August 13, 2024

    Price: US$ 5200


    • My experiences gained from attending Powerful Youth were valuable and memorable. I learned skills that I never thought I would learn and since returning home have been able to use as a leader. Powerful Youth showed me where being a leader can take me and just how a dream can really become a reality if you have passion for the project. Powerful youth was an amazing opportunity for me to meet new friends, gain independence and advance my leadership skills to make an impact in my community!

      - Megan from Canada - March 25, 2021
    • Thanks to ?Powerful Youth?, now I know that the meaning of leadership it's not what I thought in first place, being a good leader is more that giving instructions to someone, it's knowing the necessities other team members might have, it's being able to hear others opinions, necessities, and contributions to the team, and the most important it's that being a good leader is making other people work because they want to not only because you are making them Thanks to Powerful Youth and their staff, I constructed a dream project, where we all put our effort to plan it and in some way make it true. Powerful Youth was the best summer experience I've ever had, I developed new qualities as a better leader and as a person. It strengthened the qualities that I had as a leader and taught me new ones. I visited a new country, made new friends, and learned about a new culture. Without a doubt, I would attend it twice.

      - Constanza from Mexico - April 8, 2021