Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit
From April 7th through April 17th Dominion High School will host students from China, Germany, Lebanon, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea. Neighboring Park View High School will currently host a delegation from Costa Rica in the first Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit, an expansion of last year's Dominion International Youth Leadership Summit.
Organized and facilitated by the Dominion Global Ambassadors Club and the Global Social Issues class at Dominion, as well as students at Park View High School, the summit is a collaborative effort by the entire Sterling community with numerous student clubs and classes contributing to making the summit a success.
Students have elected to focus this year's summit on human rights with the theme "Defining Freedom, Defending Dignity" with the goals of: 1. Exploring different perspectives on the proper balance between individual freedom and security; 2. Finding common ground on the basic human rights all citizens of the world should be guaranteed; 3. Finding ways that we, as young global leaders, can work to defend the basic dignity of those less fortunate in the world.
This year's summit is largely funded by a multi-cultural grant from the Loudoun Education Foundation (with funding provided from Loudoun Interfaith Bridges) and ATLAS (the parent-teacher association at Dominion High School). Additional support is being provided by Target (through their field trip grants program) and Youth Service America (through a State Farm sponsored service learning grant).