July 9 - July 16, 2022
A joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Global Youth Ambassadors Virtual Leadership Summit is an intensive leadership program in Chicago designed to build the next generation of global leaders. It is open to teenage girls, ages 14–16, from Chicago and its 29 international sister cities.
The Summit provides a globally-immersive experience for leadership development, cross-cultural awareness and civic exchange while building relationships to last a lifetime. Participants engage with business and civic leaders and participate in workshops, discussions and presentations on advocacy, activism and leadership.
Since its inception in 2016, over 200 girls from Chicago and around the world have participated in the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, which aims to:
- Empower emerging leaders
- Teach strategies for leadership, advocacy and activism
- Inspire girls to become agents of change
- Build a network of globally minded women leaders
Participants are selected via a competitive application process. The application is available to girls, ages 14-16, who live in and/or attend school in the city of Chicago or one of its 29 sister cities and have an interest in international relations, leadership, advocacy, activism or gender studies.
This will be a virtual Summit. There is no cost to attend the Summit.
For more information, please visit: www.chicagosistercities.com/initiative/global-youth-ambassadors