Build skills to be a bold and visionary global leader.

Join us at Georgetown University July 9-14!

About The Program

Join us for this exciting one-week program to supercharge your leadership and changemaking skills; connect with youth leaders and experts; and expand your understanding of some of the biggest global challenges facing us today.

Every morning we’ll explore and practice key skills for social change, including:

  • Connecting for global change, including: mobilizing values, sharing story, employing empathy, and connecting across our differences.
  • Designing a more just world, including: complex problem-solving, design thinking, and systems thinking, and
  • Launching bold ideas for big impact, including: pitching, fundraising, and team-building.

In the afternoons we’ll meet with leaders, including youth leaders, doing the work around our greatest global challenges, including climate change and gender justice.

We’ll also have time to explore Washington, D.C., and practice new skills through nightly creative challenges.

You’ll leave with a stronger skillset for changemaking, an expanded network, and new connections and community to support your leadership moving forward.

Join us for this fast-paced deep dive into youth leadership around our greatest global challenges. The world desperately needs your ideas and input, and we can’t wait to get started!

NOTE: The application for this program will open on Friday March 17.

Summer 2023 Washington, D.C. Dates:

Session 2: July 9-14.

Who is this program for?

This program is for rising 9th-12th graders who are curious, bold, and visionary. This is an accelerated course, intended to supercharge your leadership skills through workshops and face-to-face meetings with visionary leaders working on the front lines of social change. The program is held in English.

Where will this program take place?

This summer we are once again based at beautiful Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Scholars stay in a secure dorm on the Georgetown University campus alongside our program staff. Most rooms are doubles, with a private bathroom.

Meals: While we eat many of our meals in the cafeteria, we also eat in downtown Washington, D.C. on the days we are visiting offices or sightseeing. Favorite destinations include the food trucks and Ethiopian food!

COVID safety. The program follows the COVID protocols set in place by Georgetown University and the DC Department of Health. The University requires all guests be vaccinated and boosted. Additional, final guidelines will be released closer to the program launch date.


We know this has been an incredibly difficult time for many families financially. We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model makes this valuable experience as accessible as possible for families.

The cost of this in-person program is $1930 through June 15, and $2450 after June 15.

Please find a full fee schedule on our website here.

The program fee includes room, board, materials and the program itself. Scholars are responsible for paying for transportation to/from Washington DC, supplemental meals or snacks, and spending money. Scholars are also expected to pay for lunch on the two days we sight see downtown. Although it’s hard to estimate, a reasonable amount of spending money might be $50-75/week.

In 2022, 50% of the class received need-based partial scholarships totaling over $50,000.

NOTE: The application for this program will open on Monday March 13.

Travel and Packing:

We will share travel, packing, and other welcome information with students admitted to the program. We will also host welcome calls in June, and bi-weekly Q&A sessions on Instagram Live (find us at @AMPGlobalYouth and @amp-global-scholar).