As you read this, 40 young members of the Hawaii Leaders Core are gaining valuable leadership experience as they take part in the Global Youth Leadership Summit, an esteemed international convention at the University of California, San Diego. Running July 20-24, this five-day program allows children ages 14 to 17 from all over the world to unlock their leadership potential.
Those attending the conference are participating in small group discussions, hands-on service learning experiences, as well as leadership simulation games and exercises designed to pinpoint individual leadership strengths. They will also have the opportunity to hear vibrant speakers address a variety of topics from leadership styles to community involvement. The goal of the Global Youth Leadership Summit is to provide these kids with an atmosphere that will allow them to assume leadership roles, giving them the skills they need to improve not only their own lives but their communities as well.
Click here for a recap video of last year’s Global Youth Leadership Summit.
Alexander Muto, a high school student at Maui Preparatory Academy, attended the Global Youth Leadership Summit last year and upon his return, he created Hawaii Leaders Core with a mission to “empower youth for a brighter tomorrow.” This nonprofit organization meets regularly to inspire the kids of Maui County to reach their highest potential by giving them the chance and the knowledge they need to be able to turn their dreams into reality. Members include students ages 13 to 17 from Maui Preparatory Academy, Lahainaluna High School, Kihei Charter School, Seabury Hall, Kamehameha Schools Maui and Akaula School on Molokai.
– Ashley Probst (@ashprobsticle)
Photo courtesy of Robin Muto