Plan International USA is hosting a virtual Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) this summer for high school age young people residing in the United States. The YLA is a four-day virtual experience in which young leaders will engage in interactive workshops on pressing global issues like climate change and gender inequality, learn from leading youth activists and influencers, and work with other aspiring youth advocates to tackle social issues on a local and global scale.
During the YLA young people will have the opportunity to design a Leadership Development Project (LDP) that they will implement in their school or community during the 2020-21 academic school year with the support of a Plan mentor. This is the perfect opportunity for current high school students to expand their leadership skills while preparing for college and beyond; LDPs can also count towards junior and senior capstone projects and service-learning credit.
Plan International USA is a girls’ rights organization. Powered by supporters, They partner with adolescent girls and children around the world to overcome oppression and gender inequality, providing the support and resources that are unique to their needs and the needs of their communities, ensuring they achieve their full potential with dignity, opportunity, and safety.
- Develop your personal leadership style.
- Unpack and understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Learn from youth experts how to advocate for social issues and for yourself.
- Gain expertise in designing and implementing projects.
- Make lifelong friends with like-minded participants and members of the international development community.
- Receive a Plan swag bag in the mail with a T-shirt, supplies to get you through the Academy and gifts from their sponsor, The Body Shop!
Candidates must reside in the United States.Eligible Regions: The United States.
- Applications for the YLA will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline to apply is July 1, 2020.
- All candidates will be notified about their acceptance within four weeks of applying.
- The participation fee for the YLA is $25 unless you have applied for and received financial aid
Application Deadline: July 1, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link