Explore our history so you can shape our shared future.

Global Scholar: Montgomery, AL.
Exploring the Legacy Museum and National Peace and Justice Memorial
July 27-31, 2023

About The Program

Join us for a transformative experience in Montgomery, Alabama exploring some of our greatest structural challenges today, while building our skills to be dynamic and powerful leaders equipped to navigate our current environment. Scholars will visit the Legacy Museum and National Civil Rights Memorial, learning about how the legacy of slavery continues to surface in all of the issues we face today, including mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also deepen their skills and understanding of how to lead peers and communities to speak out about these challenges and more.

This experience consists of three foundational elements:

1. Exploring our role as youth leaders today. We’ll begin our experience begins with a session exploring the role of youth in social change, and taking stock of our own experiences as youth leaders. Throughout the program we’ll continue to reflect on what our experience in Montgomery suggests for our leadership. We’ll participate in some of AMP’s most popular workshops, around strategic communications and dialogue. And we’ll conclude the experience by drafting a personal power plan for next steps after the program.

2. Experiencing the Legacy Museum and National Peace and Justice Memorial. The program centers around these incredible institutions and the powerful ways they educate, expand, and challenge us. We will meet directly with Legacy Museum staff and animators.

3. Deepening our understanding of the history of and legacy of slavery, and the civil rights movement in the United States, and translating that knowledge to some of the biggest challenges facing us today: mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline, and justice reform more broadly. Scholars will unpack and discuss these challenges, and meet with leaders fighting to bring change to our system and communities. The program concludes with Scholars drafting a commitment that brings their new knowledge into action.


July 27-31, in Montgomery, Alabama. We begin at 5pm on July 27, and finish at noon on July 31.

Who is this program for?

This program is for rising 9th-12th graders who are curious, bold, and visionary. You do not need any particular prior experience or coursework; the biggest thing we look for is curiosity and eagerness to explore urgent global challenges and become changemakers. The program is held in English.

Where will this program take place?

This program takes place in Montgomery, Alabama.


We are staying in a secure hotel in the downtown area, in a block of rooms dedicated to our group. Scholars will stay in double rooms, and our staff stay on the same floor as the group.


We will eat some meals at the hotel, and others in downtown Montgomery.

COVID safety

Participants should be vaccinated against COVID, barring any medical exemption.


The cost of this in-person program is $1285.

We know this has been an incredibly difficult year for many families financially. We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. We have a small amount of scholarship funding available to those who qualify.

The program fee includes room, board, materials and the program itself. Scholars are responsible for paying for transportation to/from Montgomery, supplemental meals or snacks, and spending money. Although it’s hard to estimate, a reasonable amount of spending money might be $50-75.

Travel and Packing

Our staff will meet students at the Montgomery airport between 12-4pm on July 27, and return them to the airport by 12pm on July 31. It may be possible for staff to meet students transferring via DCA (Washington, D.C.) before continuing to Montgomery. Contact us to discuss. We will share travel, packing, and other welcome information with students admitted to the program. We will also host welcome calls in June.