Cultural Immersion Program: Our cornerstone program brings together a deliberately diverse group of high school students from across the Seattle area to grow and work as a team of leaders. The program combines several components designed to frame local issues in a global context, including social justice workshops, retreats, and community service days. The year culminates in a two-week immersion experience in Guatemala.
Virtual Cultural Exchange Program: Our Virtual Cultural Exchange program is designed to equip youth with the tools to be active leaders in their local and global communities. Improve your Spanish language skills with of 1-on-1 Spanish lessons with a Guatemalan Spanish teacher, personalized to fit your language proficiency level and interests. Earn volunteer hours through virtual and in-person (socially-distanced) volunteer opportunities. Engage in monthly youth-led social justice workshops where you will explore topics and practical issues such as: systems of oppression, anti-racism, identity, legacies of imperialism and colonization, intersectionality, and allyship/accompliceship.
Bundle Program: Enhance your Global Visionaries’ journey by participating in both the virtual and immersion programs. The virtual program will prepare you to make the most of your immersion experience by strengthening your Spanish skills and providing you with a foundational understanding of social justice principles. The immersion will help you explore these topics on a global scale, while building cross-cultural relationships, and expanding your leadership skills as a global citizen.
Advanced Leadership Program: Students who complete the Cultural Immersion or Virtual Programs have the opportunity to continue developing their leadership skills by joining the Advanced Leadership Program. Participants join one of four teams, each with a different focus, including facilitating workshops for their peers, exploring the complex social and environmental issues that impact our community, and contributing to the operations of Global Visionaries through service on the Board of Directors.