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Global Teens Program Information

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About Global Teens

Y Global Teens is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and a deeper understanding of social issues of local and global magnitude to prepare young people to lead in the 21st century. The Global Teens Program aims to empower and endow the next generation of global leaders with innovative and cultural competency skills necessary to lead inclusively in a world that is ever more interdependent. The experience builds on the leadership skills of teens already actively engaged in YMCA youth programs.

Program Components

The program has three components, 1) the pre-travel, 2) travel and 3) post trip component which is a culmination of the year-long curriculum.

The personal interactions and leadership development gained through team building, a community assessment, service projects and advocacy training build a spirit of community among the teens. The teens identify and learn different ways to address issues that affect them directly or indirectly using the following areas of focus: Environment, Civic Engagement, Health and Youth Employment/Career Development. These areas of focus are aligned with the priorities of The World YMCA. As a Global Teen of the YMCA, it is important to understand the implications these focus areas have on the global teen experience. The program includes deep personal growth and discovery, cultural travel, meaningful service and college readiness.

 Eligibile Applicants Are: 

  •  Currently participating in a YMCA Core Program
  •  In High School • Between 14-18 years old
  •  Available to attend regular mandatory meetings pre and post travel.
  •  Available to travel in July or August
  •  Curious, Open to new experiences
  •  Want to make their community a better place
  •  Embody the YMCA Core values

To Apply:

 Submit completed application 

Application Deadline January 15, 2018



Apply Here