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Global Visionaries —

​Empowering youth to beco​me global leaders ​in creating a ju​​​st and sustainable​ future!


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​Youth Board members at a workshop on issues of inclusion and diversity!

hands-600497__180.jpgK12 Educators! Join our 3rd Annual Global Leadership Summer Institute 

Seattle Aug 15-19, 2016

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 GV is Ascending – Auction Breaks Records!

Breanna, a 2005 GV alumna and our keynote speaker, shared how we should honor our own leadership potential, act on it, and make impact – as she has done by changing the lives of more than 5,000 students since 'graduating' from GV. And this night, you made an incredible impact, breaking attendance records and total amount raised, netting $145,000 for scholarships and programs in the coming year. 

Thank you to all the attendees, item donors, volunteers, table captains, board members and GV staff for an awesome 15th Annual Gala and Auction. The highlight of the evening was seeing first-hand how Global Visionaries affects lives, transforming young people in to leaders. We want to thank Breanna Jones, Emiliano Reyna, Simone Evans and Sawyer Guzek for their wonderful presentations, as well as Brad Goode from KOMO News as our auctioneer. 

Thank you all!​    Missed out? Click to donate!​

2016 Spring Youth Trip:

A 'grande' Success!


Forty-one youth and three junior leaders along with GV staff and adult leaders have just returned from a rewarding and compelling experience in Guatemala— transformations towards leadership have begun.  One of our teen junior leaders, Ray, observed changes in the first-year participants, "I have seen shy kids change into confident Spanish speakers and loud kids change into careful listeners. It's amazing." 

Students learned much, and something that deeply resonated with them was the history of the civil war in Guatemala—they were surprised at the part the United States played. One student said, "Learning about the civil war in Guatemala has shown me that there are holes in our education system. We only learn about the positive actions of the U.S. when some of the most important parts in history are when people messed up." After learning about the Guatemalan Civil War, students were even more reflective and willing to make changes in their own lives and to encourage others to do the same. One student said she would ask her school's U.S. history teacher to include the Guatemalan Civil War in class.    

Now back in the states, participants are excited to share their experiences in Guatemala with others via social networking, to do more research on what they have learned, and are excited to teach next year's first year participants (part of the second year program). This group of committed youth came together as a team during their immersion program and have supported each other through the difficult struggles and joys of practicing leadership and growing as people. At our final evening fiesta in Guatemala, we celebrated the friendships that have formed and the experiences we have shared. These mutual and supportive bonds—and their motivation to change themselves and the world around them— will only get stronger!

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2016 Spring Immersion group in Guatemala​