Legacy International’s programs combine cross-cultural experiences with highly effective leadership and dialogue training. We train the next generation to be compassionate and critical thinkers.
The Global Youth Village offers teen summer programs that focus on intercultural communication and community action. Morning workshops focus on living your life as a peace builder, on living your life as a social innovator and on living your life as a global citizen. The youth delve into topics and explore customs, traditions and hardships of their peers around the world. Participants develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and an expansive world view which stays with them for life.
We also conduct transformative short-term exchanges that focus on leadership, peacebuilding, environmental stewardship, and more.
Current and Past Programs
Youth Leadership Program with Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu – promoting climate resiliency and action amongst youth leaders (2021)
TechGirls – designed to inspire and empower girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue deeper level of training in technology through hands-on skills development. (2012-present)
Youth Leadership Program Turkey – a leadership training and exchange program for Turkish and U.S. high school students and adult mentors focusing on recognizing and building skills of future farmers. (2019-2020)
Community Building & Social Cohesion Exchange Programs – designed to support high school students (ages 16-18) and university students young leaders (ages 18-24) who have shown tenacity and courage in promoting social cohesion and creating positive social transformation opportunities for their peers. (2017-2018)
Arabic Language Institute- Morocco –offered in partnership with the Center for Language and Culture is part of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. (2007-2017)
American Youth Leadership Program: Cyprus -a leadership training and exchange program for U.S. high school students and adult mentors focusing on environment and climate . (2015-2016)
Iraqi Youth Leadership Program – Over 200 US teens had the opportunity to make friendships, develop dialogue skills and share laughs during these summer intensives. (2007-2009)
Youth Leadership Program: Indonesia– Civic Education Program in the U.S. for high school students and teachers from Indonesian Pesantren ( Islamic Boarding) schools. (2004-2010)