Summer Youth Program – GLF

Summer Youth Program - GLF

Due to COVID-19 we will offer an online GLF program again in the summer of 2021. Email for any questions or inquiries.

— GLF Team

Global Leadership Forum (GLF) is a summer youth leadership program that takes place on the UWC-USA campus in Montezuma, New Mexico. Our vision is to empower youth through experiential education to foster social justice at the local and global levels. Over the 23 day program, participants will internalize the UWC mission and core values by communicating effectively, growing as a person and citizen of the world, and by developing close relationships with peers from around the world.

GLF builds on UWC-USA’s four signature programs – Arts & Culture, Wilderness, Constructive Engagement of Conflict, and Sustainability – to give participants the leadership skills necessary to plan and execute a community project that addresses a social justice challenge in their home community.

Apply and participate to create a dynamic and enthusiastic community of global problem-solvers, changemakers, and doers. Be vulnerable, take risks, and challenge yourself in a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment.

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GLF is a program that challenges students to be more and do more. Learn more about the program and the kinds of students who thrive in it by checking out our video.


Applications for this summer’s GLF program open November 1st! We would love to have you join us for an exciting three weeks of adventure, learning, growth, and friendship.

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