Jesup Scott Honors College

Youth Nations 2015

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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!


Youth Nations Schedule

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 competing in a persuasive presentation competition for University of Toledo scholarships.

The week focuses on creating an opportunity for students to learn from our skilled faculty about issues that face our world and develop a plan to solve world problems. Participants will have the 

opportunity to work with a team to present a plan to change the world and compete for the chance to win a UT scholarship.

Students will have a real college experience. Students will stay on campus in our residence halls, spend time with expert faculty, and use our Student Recreation Center. You can share a room with a friend or meet someone new.

Event fee is $125 per person, includes housing, meals and program activities.

Youth Nations group shotWho should attend?

This leadership experience is geared toward high school students who are between their junior and senior year.

Highly-motivated students who are interested in attending the program because they have a passion for learning and global issues are encourage to attend.

Registration: Click here to register

Questions? Email: 

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Participants will here from global leaders and United Nations representatives about their experiences in leading global change. 2015 Youth Nations topics were as follows:

  • Power and Fuel Sustainability
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cyber Security
  • Public Health
  • Water

Experiential Learning Opportunities

This year we students will also participate in one of 5 experiential learning opportunities. They can choose a field location based on their personal interests or their future academic endeavors.


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
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Extracurricular Activities

Students will also get to participate in extracurricular activities based on the clubs and sports we have to offer.
Some of your choices will be:

  • Art
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • High Ropes/Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball 

What will participants gain from this Youth Nations experience?

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  • 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


Last Updated: 4/7/15