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For the past 34 years, Global Youth Village (GYV) international summer program has welcomed and trained 4,000 teens from over 100 countries to become true global citizens!  On our 50-acre campus in southwest Virginia, teens learn to speak  many languages...especially the the languages of 'change', 'future', and 'peace' as they take dynamic workshops on cutting-edge issues and get practical training in leadership, peace building/dialogue, public health, environmental action and project planning. Global Youth Village prepares teen leaders to become peace makers and social innovators.

At GYV, participants learn more about themselves, gain greater self-confidence and practical skills they use to prepare for college and their future careers.   Many alums are working in areas of service and leaving positives legacies of trust, cooperation, compassion and service in their communities around the world.

The beauty of Global Youth Village lies in its diversity. The program encourages teens to build common ground and celebrate their differences. In 2013, participants will come to GYV from all over the world (Tunisia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, U.S., Russia, Spain, etc) and they represent different backgrounds and walks of life.  Our diversity is strengthened by our ability to offer scholarships to underserved teens.

Support Global Youth Village. Help us send teen leaders to GYV for a summer experience that lasts a lifetime.    Your $10, $20, $50, $100 (or more) donation by May 15th will go towards providing scholarships for underserved teens who would otherwise not be able to attend. We would like to meet our goal by May 15th. Thank you for your support! 


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