Explore our history and present, to design our shared future.

Global Scholar: Montgomery and Selma, AL
July 22-27, 2024

About The Program

Join us for a transformative experience in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama to explore the history of the US civil rights movement, the challenges facing us today — from the school-to-prison pipeline to voting, and the power of the youth voice to design and demand a brighter future.

We are based in Montgomery, AL, where we will visit the Legacy Museum, National Civil Rights Memorial, and other key spots in the US civil rights movement. We also visit key spots in Selma, AL, including the National Voting Rights Museum.

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 organizing, team building, 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, National Peace and Justice Memorial., and National Voting Rights Memorial. The program centers around these incredible institutions and the powerful ways they educate, expand, and challenge us. We will meet directly with 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, voting rights, 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 22-27, in Montgomery, Alabama. We begin at 5pm on July 22, and finish at noon on July 27.

Participants in this program are also invited to join our 2024 Power Up Virtual Global Workshops! Sun June 23, Mon July 15, Mon July 29
We’re excited to offer our summer 2024 Global Scholars bonus workshop days! We are convening three virtual, global Power Up Workshops this summer, bringing together youth from around the world to network, learn from youth leaders, and dream big about the power of the youth voice. This will be a great opportunity to meet Global Scholars from other sessions (and around the world). The first workshop, on June 23, will highlight the work of Brazilian youth movements around climate change. These are free additional workshops, and not required as part of your main program.

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?

We are based in Montgomery, AL with travel to Selma, AL.


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.


The cost of this in-person program is $1390.

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 22, and return them to the airport by 12pm on July 27. 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.