TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from the United States, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology. The centerpiece of the program is a week long technology camp that provides participants with an in-depth examination of technology-related topics, such as coding and cyber security and engages them in 45+ hours of hands-on instruction. The camp is complemented by additional activities such as site visits to technology companies, leadership clinics, community service opportunities, job shadowing, and cultural event
The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Economic Empowerment, Middle East and North Africa is a two-way exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting, sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders committed to strengthening their communities through social entrepreneurship and workforce development.
Global Youth Village – Since 1979 Legacy has operated a one-of-a-kind summer program for international teens ages 13-18 – the Global Youth Village (GYV). At GYV, participants establish deep friendships with people from cultures vastly different from their own. They gain practical skills and knowledge in the areas of leadership, cross cultural relations, and conflict resolution, and discover how they can make a difference both locally and globally. Approximately 60% of the community is from North America and the balance from other regions. Students live, discuss, learn and work side by side with peers from many different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Saudi Young Leaders Exchange is initiated and supported by the Embassy of the United States in Saudi Arabia and gives participants the opportunity to develop as leaders, learn practical skills and observe effective volunteerism and community service strategies in the United States. All are university students who have demonstrated leadership abilities in their schools and communities.
Community Building and Social Cohesion Legacy International custom design these exchanges for either high school (ages 15-17) or young adults (ages 18-24) Since 2017, we have hosted 32 young leaders from across the UK (in groups of 10-12) sponsored by US Embassy London. They travel to the U.S. for a 17-day exchange program, and receive 3 months of mentoring after returning home. Resources for facilitating community dialogues, building cohesion campaigns, and organizing advocacy training will enable each participant to expand skills and envision new models of intervention for local conditions.
LivingSidebySide® is Legacy’s signature training experience that foster inter-ethnic, racial, and religious understanding among youths and young adults facing troubled circumstances — in the US or abroad. This curriculum has brought about great successes in training leaders experiencing interethnic tensions or recent strife.
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) On Demand is a unique program created to serve the U.S. Embassies’ emerging needs. The program supports high school youth and adult educators’ participation in intensive, substantive three-week exchanges in the United States.
opens in a new windowSkills for Success® is an employability skills training program developed and implemented by Amideast, a leading U.S. educational, professional, and cultural development organization in the Middle East and North Africa. Skills for Success® is designed to improve the job entry prospects for high school and university graduates from the West Bank and Gaza. Since 2021, Legacy International has partnered with Amideast to develop and implement a variety of supplemental programs for Skills for Success® participants that help continue their leadership and professional development for the global workforce. Our programs help to address the skills mismatch that underlies the high rates of youth unemployment in the MENA region, foster global communication, and contribute to the region’s economic development.