Youth Nations 2015
Global Leadership Experience!
The University of Toledo is excited to host the 2nd Annual Youth Nations 2015: Global Leadership Experience!
Join hundreds of students in learning how to be global leaders!
|2014 Youth Nations Highlight Video|
When: July 19-24, 2015
What is Youth Nations?
Youth Nations is a week-long interactive global leadership experience where high school students experience college life while participating in a persuasive presentation competition for University of Toledo scholarships.
The week focuses on creating opportunities for students to learn from our skilled faculty about issues that face our world. Participants will then have the opportunity to work in a team of several students to present a plan to change the world. Each team will compete for the chance to win a UT scholarship.
Students will have a real college experience, including staying on campus in our residence halls, spending time with expert faculty, and using our Student Recreation Center. Students can share a room with a friend or meet someone new.
The event fee is $125 per person, whichs includes housing, meals and program activities.
Who should attend?
This leadership experience is geared toward highly motivated high school students who are between their junior and senior year who have an interest to take their passion for learning and making a difference in global issues to the next step.
Registration: Click here to register
Participants will hear from global leaders and United Nations representatives about their experiences in leading global change. These representatives will speak about the following issues:
- Power and Fuel Sustainability
- Human Trafficking
- Cyber Security
- Public Health
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Students will also participate in one of 5 experiential learning opportunities. Students can choose a field location based on their personal interests or their future academic endeavors. This year’s field locations include:
- The Lake Erie Center
- Interprofessional Immersion Simulation Center (IISC)
- R2 Gaming Technology/ Center for Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- John B. and Lillian Neff Trading Floor
- The Toledo Museum of Art/ Center for Visual Arts
2015 Youth Nation Speakers are as follows, learn more about them here:
- Dr. Clinton O. Longenecker is an award-winning educator, and UT's Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Organizational Excellence
- Doc Hendley started the organization and label Wine To Water to help the more than 1 billion people who go without clean drinking water
- Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of UT’s Jesup Scott Honors College
Students will also get to participate in extracurricular activities based on the clubs and sports we have to offer. Some of the student’s choices will be as follows:
- High Ropes/Rock Climbing
What will participants gain from this Youth Nations experience?
- confidence in persuasive presentation and leadership
- meet new people that share similar concerns and interest for global issues
- first-hand experience on what life would be like on a college campus; familiarization of The University of Toledo campus
Questions? Email: Paulette.Bongratz@utoledo.edu