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Global Youth Leadership Academy

Experience American college life this summer at A-State’s Global Youth Leadership Academy: a three-week residential on-campus experience for high school students age 14-18, that includes English conversation practice with community partners, instruction from A-State professors, speakers from public and private organizations as well as internationally known civic organizations.  Plus enjoy opportunities for participation in sports, the arts, shopping and fun.  Topics include:  Leadership, Community Service, Finance and Economics, Personal Branding, and Media Interviewing.

Guest speakers include Mayor Harold Perrin of the City of Jonesboro, Dr. Charles Hartwig, First Vice-President of Lions Club International and Retired A-State Professor, Philip A. Jackson of Rotary Club International and President of ASU Systems Foundation, Matthew Knight of Mid-South Health Systems, Dr. Jim Washam, Dr. Philip Tew, Larz Roberts and Dr. Holly Hall of Arkansas State University.

2018 Global Youth Leadership Academy

June Session Dates June 3, 2018 - June 23, 2018 June Program Brochure 
July Session Dates July 8, 2018 - July 28, 2018 July Program Brochure
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Online Application- Global Youth Academy

Daily Schedule Example

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 p.m. English Conversation Practice
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Leadership or Community Service or Academic Speaker
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Transition
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sports or Arts
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Movie and Game
10:00 p.m. Sleep

Click here to check out our 2017 Global Youth Program in the News



Certain risks of personal physical injury, property damage or other losses exist with respect to participation in camps, clinics, and workshops. Participants must assume all risks of any such personal injuries, property damages, or other losses that participant may sustain as a result of participation in said events.  Arkansas State University does not assume responsibility for payment of ambulance services, emergency room fees, prescriptions, or any other medical treatment.