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2021 YLS applications due on June 18, 2021 (6-18-21)!



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2021 YLS is open for applications!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Leadership Summit (YLS). Applications are due by June 18th, 2021.


The Youth Leadership Summit is designed to engage future leaders and expose them to important global challenges. Through the Summit, SCI empowers young people to think globally, spurring a new generation of citizen diplomats and volunteers who become instrumental in promoting peace, mutual respect, and prosperity. This Summit allows high-school aged youth around the world to meet like-minded peers and mentors to develop decision making and leadership skills, including but not limited to positive and visionary change, resourcefulness, and community cohesiveness to bring diverse community elements together.


This year's YLS theme is "Solving Today's Problems to Build a Better Tomorrow." During the Summit, students will learn, utilize, and apply select UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to develop community solutions with their peers.


This year's featured UN Sustainable Development Goals are:

  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

This year's Summit will take place virtually and have two components:

  • An 8-Week Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Training Workshop begins on August 2nd

  • A 2 -Day Public Forum that will take place between August 12th - 13th

While the 2-Day Public Forum will be open for all to attend, only 50 students will be selected for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Training Workshop.


The 50 students participating in the SDG training workshop will be selected through a competitive application process, which are due by Friday June 18, 2021, at 11:59 PM EDT.


Selected candidates will be notified on July 2, 2021 and the first weekly session will be held on August 2, 2021.


To find out more about the 2021 Youth Leadership Summit and submit your application, visit our website.