Global Visionaries’ (GV) goal is to empower young people to become global leaders in creating a just and sustainable future. Through GV’s unique three-part “learn-participate-lead” approach, participants are empowered to maximize their potential.
Helping Young Leaders Transform Their Communities
GV provides an educational and leadership platform enabling youth to develop the necessary skills to transform their local and global communities.
GV’s cornerstone leadership program is a school-year-long curriculum for high school students that integrates a 15-day cultural immersion experience in Guatemala. The program emphasizes community service at home and abroad while promoting an understanding of leadership, sustainability, social justice, and global interconnectedness through workshops and service.
The youth learn from each other, discuss shared global issues, and create lifelong friends and peers.
Once in Guatemala, U.S. youth meet their Guatemalan counterparts who undertake a parallel program locally. The youth learn from each other, discuss shared global issues, and create lifelong friends and peers. When students complete the first-year program, they have the opportunity to gain more experience by joining the Youth Board program. Youth are empowered to become leaders by taking on the responsibility of advising the organization and elements of GV’s programs. GV believes that the most powerful contribution we, as global citizens, can make is to increase the number of youth who believe they can change the world.