The 5th Annual Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit will be held April 3rd to April 12th, 2016 and is expanding to include seven Loudoun County high schools (Dominion, Park View, Potomac Falls, Freedom, Rock Ridge, Broad Run, and Woodgrove). We anticipate participation from approximately 20 international delegations, which are likely to include student delegates from: Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea.
Students in the Global Ambassadors clubs at the various Loudoun County high schools began planning the event in September 2015 and look forward to hosting their peers from around the world. Students have selected "Communicating Globally, Acting Locally" as the 2016 summit theme. This theme reflects the desire of the students in the Global Ambassadors club to utilize the summit as an opportunity to engage with their peers in conversations regarding the most pressing issues facing the world community and devise plans to address these issues in their own communities.
Founded in 2012, the summit seeks to bring together young people from around the globe for an opportunity to share perspectives and consider their roles as global citizens. Students do this through a variety of activities which actively engage a wide variety of LCPS students with the international delegates, including structured discussions, classroom activities, field trips, and development of an action plan to implement after the summit.