The Advanced Leadership Program is comprised of First Year Program alumni who participate in one of the following five teams. This program is designed to deepen participant's understanding of social justice and environmental stewardship while creating a community of supportive leadership for the first year participants.

The program begins in late August and runs approximately one year (depending on your specific team).

As an Advanced Leader, each participant commits to the following:

  • Attend the parent and participant orientation
  • Support First Year recruitment efforts and selection process
  • Attend weekly meetings, depending on your team
  • Participate in fundraising efforts to support the Global Visionaries scholarship fund
  • Attend the one-night weekend retreat

When you apply, you will have an opportunity to select one of the following five teams to join. Please note that each team has a different meeting schedule; some teams meet more frequently than others. If you have specific questions about the meeting schedules, please email Mario Flores.

Board of Directors

Members of this team represent the youth voice in GV governance and development initiatives. These leaders serve as a bridge for their peers of the Advanced Leadership Program and their colleagues on the adult-board. They keep each other informed about each other’s goals to develop of a stronger culture of philanthropy, and ultimately a growing and sustainable organization. Board of Directors meet once a month for two hours and attend additional team leader meetings once a month.

Junior Leader

Junior Leaders guide and co-mentor first year participants with the Culture Night Leaders through the spring, summer, or intensive program in Seattle and Guatemala. They primarily facilitate the kick-off retreat, pre-trip retreat, and also participate in additional leadership trainings for all travel leaders. This team will meet three times per month for two-hour meetings.

Culture Night Leaders

These leaders facilitate and support first year participants through their Global Visionaries experience in Seattle, both pre-and-post immersion. They host conversations at each culture night around environmentalism, team building, fundraising, cultural awareness, and reverse culture shock. This team will meet three times per month for two-hour meetings.


This group prepares and facilitates social justice and diversity workshops for the Seattle community and first year participants during weekend pre-trip retreats. When not facilitating, the team continues to learn about specific issues that address social justice while also developing opportunities for community engagement. This team will meet three times per month for two-hour meetings.

Team Leaders

The team leader position is an optional, additional leadership opportunity. Team Leaders represent one member of each team to serve as mentors for their peers. They assist the GV Program Manager in outreach, communication, and planning. They also support the Board of Directors in providing monthly program updates that are presented during meetings. Team Leaders meet for two hours per month in addition to their regular team meeting schedule.

The information below will help you estimate your total program cost.

Program cost is based on a sliding scale in order to increase equity and accessibility of our program. Our scale is base on program team, household income, and family size.

While we cannot guarantee a specific amount of financial aid, we are committed to working with every family to make our program accessible and affordable. Please contact our program staff, to discuss your situation, even if you feel that you do not qualify for financial aid.

Advanced Leadership Program Fees: $1,300

Household Income Program Cost
$0-$30,000 $100
$30,001-$50,000 $200
$50,001-$70,000 $400
$70,001-$90,000 $450
$90,001-$110,000 $600
$110,001-$125,000 $700
$125,001-$150,000 $950
$150,001-$200,000 $1,150
$200,001+ $1,300

Junior Leader Team

The total program cost for Junior Leaders, who will be returning to Guatemala as student leaders, includes both the ALP program cost + travel cost. The additional travel cost includes homestay, food, language classes, airfare, and in country travel.

Travel Cost: $2,450

Total Program Cost: $3,750

GV has limited scholarships available for returning travelers. While we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our participants, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of scholarship.

 Household Income Travel Cost Total Program Cost
$0-$30,000 $800 $900
$30,001-$50,000 $975 $1,175
$50,001-$70,000 $1,150 $1,550
$70,001-$90,000 $1,450 $1,900
$90,001-$110,000 $1,700 $2,300
$110,001-$125,000 $1,950 $2,650
$125,001-$150,000 $2,200 $3,150
$150,001-$200,000 $2,300 $3,450
$200,001+ $2,450 $3,750

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Advanced Leadership Program year.

Click HERE to apply!