CONNECT WITH THE WORLD

Our new, 10-day BRAVE NEW LEADERS virtual summer academy will enable you to stand out in your college applications, learn to lead with empathy, and connect with an amazing community of people from across the country and around the world!

 

About Brave New Leaders Academy

Over the course of 10 interactive sessions, you and other high school students from diverse communities across the U.S. will come together to engage in live virtual programming that develops empathy, agency, and global perspective. Facilitated by Global Glimpse staff and featuring inspiring guest speakers and mentors, our new virtual global summer program will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your College Application and Resume
    Receive an official certificate of completion and 20 hours of community service.
  • Improve your Mental & Physical Health
    Participate in fun instructor-led wellness activities.
  • Develop Leadership Skills
    Connect and collaborate with other diverse students from across the country and develop your ability to lead with empathy.
  • Meet Inspiring Leaders
    Hear from and engage with extraordinary mentors and guest speakers from around the world.
  • Take Action in your Community
    Learn how to implement design thinking to take action to sustainably support communities affected by COVID-19.

 

SIGN UP TODAY!

Brave New Leaders is offered FREE OF COST
to enrolled Global Glimpse students.
Make sure to sign up today
for our June 15th – 26th or August 3rd – 14th academy.

REGISTER NOW

DATES

Students may select to participate in one of the following Academy sessions. 

    • Academy 1: June 15 – 26, 2020; or
    • Academy 2: August 3 – 14, 2020

FRAMEWORK

  • Schedule
      • 10 sessions (Monday – Friday)
      • 9:00-11:00 am PST / 12:00-2:00pm EST
      • Optional Saturday Sessions for extended learning activities
  • Virtual Learning
    All sessions will be hosted on Zoom and the program will also include the integration of Google Classroom to enable extended learning, collaboration, and accountability before, during, and after the academy.
  • Optional Saturday Sessions
    Extended learning activities will be offered to support deeper engagement and learning.
  • Certificate of Completion & Service Hours
    Students who attend at least 80% or more of the live sessions will receive a certificate of completion and 20 community service hours to recognize their leadership and service.  

TUITION

Our Brave New Leaders virtual summer program is offered at NO COST to enrolled Global Glimpsers thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, and there is no language requirement!  

“Our students are experiencing levels of unprecedented uncertainty and loss.
The physical closure of high schools, the isolation of shelter in place, and the anxiety caused by the health and economic risks of this global crisis have made the need for spaces that facilitate connection, inspiration, empathy, and hope even more imperative.
That’s why we created the Brave New Leaders Virtual Academy.”

– Eliza Pesuit, Global Glimpse Executive Director –


 

ENGAGING SESSION COMPONENTS

Each 2-hour session in our Brave New Leaders Virtual Academy will include the following components:

WELLNESS

A short, energizing, instructor-led wellness activity that helps you explore and develop healthy coping exercises.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership skill-building centered around cultivating your empathy, personal agency and global perspective.

GUEST SPEAKERS

A guest speaker who will bring the session topics to life through their powerful personal experiences and stories.

REFLECTION SESSIONS

Small student group breakout reflection sessions guided by mentors from the Global Glimpse community.

EXTENDED LEARNING

Extended learning activities that support deeper engagement and application of learning through Google Classroom.


DYNAMIC LEARNING TOPICS

Each Academy will explore 3 dynamic learning topics designed to equip students with powerful and practical skills to personally navigate through this challenging time and lead with empathy to support communities impacted by Covid-19 at home or abroad.

 

Brave New Leadership: Cultivating our Empathy, Agency & Global Perspective

  • Session 1
    Welcome & introduction to the Brave New Leaders Academy.
  • Session 2
    Cultivating our empathy & personal agency – critical skills for social change.
  • Session 3
    Developing our global perspective at home and abroad.

*Optional Saturday Class
The science of stress and building a wellness plan for maintaining mental and physical health.

 

 

The Power of Language & Cross-Cultural Connection

  • Session 4
    The power of language to open doors.
  • Session 5
    Developing a growth mindset.
  • Session 6
    Using language to build deeper cross-cultural relationships.

 

 

 

Learning Service: Opening our Eyes to Community-Centered Action

  • Session 7
    An introduction to the 3Ds of Design Thinking & assessing community needs through inquiry and empathy.
  • Session 8
    Practicing sustainable service design – making an impact that lasts at home and abroad.
  • Session 9
    #GG community action challenge – supporting communities impacted by COVID-19.
  • Session 10
    Reflect & celebrate – academy graduation and keeping the spirit alive through Global Glimpse.

 

SIGN UP TODAY!

Brave New Leaders is offered FREE OF COST to enrolled Global Glimpse students.
Make sure to sign up today for our June 15th – 26th or August 3rd – 14th academy.

REGISTER NOW

INSPIRING GUEST SPEAKERS

During each session, you will have the opportunity to hear from extraordinary guest
speakers from the Global Glimpse community and around the world who will bring the session topics to life through their personal
stories and professional experiences. Meet a few of our speakers below,
and read all of our featured speaker bios HERE!

 

DR. ROBERT GORE
Emergency Medicine Physician, SUNY Downstate & Kings County Hospitals
Founder, Kings Against Violence Initiative
Brooklyn, New York

 JOHN PRESIME  
Founder, The Easy Connect Center 
Global Glimpse Program Coordinator, Dominican Republic


CARMEN TIUPUL  
Vice President, Confederation of Indigenous Movement of El Chimborazo
Riobamba, Ecuador

 VERONIKA SCOTT
CEO & Founder, The Empowerment Plan
Detroit, Michigan

SMALL MENTOR GROUPS

Global Glimpse is all about facilitating meaningful connections between people from different backgrounds, even in the virtual world. During the second half of each session, you will join a small breakout group led by a Global Glimpse community mentor. This diverse group of students from across the country will become your “BNL Squad” and you will meet with them each session to reflect, connect, and build community.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

We understand that each student’s access to online learning resources differs dramatically so we will be doing our best to support students to participate in the BNL Academy as equitably as possible.

      • SESSION RECORDINGS
        Provide recorded session and make-up assignments for students who miss live sessions due to extenuating circumstances.

      • ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY
        Provide etiquette for neutral Zoom backgrounds to minimize showcasing home situation differences.

      • MENTOR SUPPORT
        Offer Mentor Office Hours for students to check-in or get additional support outside of the 2-hour session.

      • EMPLOYER CONFLICT SUPPORT
        Offer to write a recommendation letter to an employer if a student has an employment conflict.

      • FINANCIAL NEEDS ASSISTANCE
        Secure financial needs program stipends for students who have to choose between a summer job or child care and participating in our virtual summer academy.  

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

DATE & TIME
Students may select to participate in one of the following Academy dates. Both academies will run from Monday – Fridays from 9:00-11:00am PST / 12:00-2:00pm EST, with optional extended learning sessions offered on Saturdays. 

      • Academy 1: June 15 – 26, 2020; or
      • Academy 2: August 3 – 14, 2020 

TUITION

    • 2020 currently enrolled Global Glimpse Students
      Our virtual summer academy is offered FREE OF COST to enrolled Global Glimpsers thanks to the generous support from our sponsors!
    • Non-Global Glimpse Students
      Currently, our BNL Academy is a special opportunity only being offered to enrolled Global Glimpsers from our Partner Schools and Organizations. If you are interested in participating or know a friend or family member currently in high school who would benefit from our virtual academy, please email [email protected] with that student’s full name, email address, and a sentence about why you’d like to nominate them… or yourself.

REGISTER NOW

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

The Brave New Leaders Virtual Academy has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and community supporters.