Developing Global Citizens & Youth Leaders for the 21st Century!
Welcome to the 2012 International Leadership Program (ILP)!
The ILP is a unique global education and youth leadership program for students from New York City public high schools. The program provides a 10-month integrated curriculum of experiential education, leadership development, and service activities--both domestic (NYC) and international (India)--all designed to equip students for success in college and beyond.
Over the next several months, 20 students from 6 NYC high schools will participate in a series of afterschool trainings, workshops, and cultural excursions in New York City, exploring global citizenship and leadership while learning about the history, politics, religion, culture and languages they will encounter in India.
Then, for three incredible weeks in July, ILP participants and program leaders will travel to North India and live in home stays with local families, engage in service learning projects, and get hands-on exposure to the many complex challenges involving relations between India, Tibet, China, and the United States.
When they return home, students will give presentations to their schools, produce essays for their college applications, and create concrete leadership projects to address a variety of challenges in their communities.
Learning how to turn such exciting dreams into reality through fundraising and building community support is a key part of the program. Accordingly, students have committed to raising $750 each towards their program costs.
However, to cover the remaining student and program costs, the International Leadership Program needs your help.
We believe deeply in the power of international education and experience to transform young people's lives. If an international experience has changed your life for the better, we encourage you to support this year's inspiring cohort of emerging international leaders.
John Eastman, Executive Director
Bob Lesser, Leadership Consultant
Deborah Friedman, Program Director
Janay Daniel, Program Manager