There is no time to waste in tackling the greatest challenges facing us today, from intolerance to climate change.
Youth are the bold and visionary leaders we need to transform our world. No other generation has the fresh perspective and untapped creativity of youth.
Every moment is an opportunity to expand our understanding, work with others to craft solutions, and engage our world. Everything matters.
The political divide in the United States is more extreme than ever before, with lasting repercussions on our democracy and our ability to effectively tackle our shared challenges. Nine-in-ten Americans are worried that a victory by the other political party would lead to “lasting harm” to the United States. Eight-in-ten registered voters from both parties say their differences with the other side are about core American values.
We can and must do better. It’s up to youth to lead the charge to find common ground, and demand a stronger, better political system and climate.
Join us this summer to:
Participants are also invited to monthly small-group mentoring calls throughout the school year, as well as the Power Up, our student gathering in February 2022.
We offer unparalleled access to leaders and places where decisions get made. Click to see our 2020 speakers.
Global Scholar builds skills that cannot be gained elsewhere, which you can immediately apply to your work and life. Click to see our curriculum.
This program is for rising 9th-12th graders who are curious about bridging the US political divide and building skills to take action on this issue. You do not need any particular prior experience or coursework; the biggest thing we look for is curiosity and eagerness to be part of the solution. International students with an interest in US politics are welcome to apply, too.
This five-day program will take place online from June 28 – July 2, 2021. Days will involve interactive workshops, followed by small group conversations and “challenges” (applied assignments). We’ll have social events, games, and some pre-recorded content too. We’ll be online for about 4 to 5 hours per day with lots of breaks. AMP Global Youth has been designing and delivering exciting online workshops for many years, and we’re incredibly good at what we do. You’re sure to connect, learn, and have lots of fun. Read student testimonials from our 2020 virtual Global Scholar program here.
We also know this has been an incredibly difficult year for many families financially. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to reach as many youth as possible with this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model suggests a program rate based on your family income, with an aggressive commitment to ensuring that as many participants as possible are able to join us, regardless of their ability to pay for this experience. Our suggested program rates are:
Please contact us if you’re not sure where you fall, and/or to discuss any special circumstances or payment options.
Session 2: June 27 – July 10
Session 4: July 11 – July 24
Virtual & In-Person
After attending Global Scholar, I now feel better prepared to make a positive impact on not only my community but the world. Global Scholar was a really wonderful program that opened my eyes to different ways to make change and think about the systems that make up our world.
After attending Global Scholar, I now feel better prepared to make a positive impact on not only my community but the world.
It’s such a great experience. If you are or are not into international affairs, you will go back home with such confidence, with all the knowledge you had acquired through this intense program. It will build your confidence in so many ways, such as public speaking, being inclusive, teamwork, support and so much!
Global Scholar was a really wonderful program that opened my eyes to different ways to make change and think about the systems that make up our world.