The Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) provides high-achieving students aged 15-18 with a greater understanding of their roles as global ambassadors, as they analyze concepts surrounding communications, diplomacy, law, human rights, peace, security, economics and the role of the United Nations.
Students who are personally selected may choose to attend the program in Washington, D.C. and New York City, in China or in Europe.
Each session of the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) is designed to educate, inspire and motivate students by giving them the opportunity to explore cultural differences firsthand, absorb diplomatic skills daily, build confidence and enhance decision-making skills in an exciting atmosphere that is challenging and fun.
Students return home from GYLC with valuable perspective on their own careers and futures, and a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities as citizens and future leaders in our international community.
The GYLC curriculum was developed by Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, a former high school teacher and social science department chairperson with a doctorate in political science from Purdue University. Dr. Regan has been involved in the creation and development of innovative educational curricula and programs for over 30 years. Under Dr. Regan's direction, the curriculum provides a unique approach to leadership training.