The Advanced Leadership Program is the next step in leadership development.

Running throughout the academic year, this program is specifically designed for youth who have already completed the Immersion or Local Leadership Program.

ALP participants join a specific team, with each team having a different leadership role in the organization. This program is an opportunity for young people to bring their passions and ideas to lead Global Visionaries and the community while gaining personal and professional leadership through hands-on experience.

About the Program
The Advanced Leadership Program is comprised of Cultural Immersion & Local Program alumni.

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-day weekend retreat


ALP Teams

When you apply, you will have an opportunity to select one of the following 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 marioflores@global-visionaries.org.

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 through the spring, summer and local programs in Seattle and Guatemala.  They host conversations at each around environmentalism, team building, fundraising, cultural awareness, and reverse culture shock. They primarily facilitate the social justice workshops, pre-trip retreat, and will participate in additional leadership trainings for prior to travel on their scheduled immersion. This team will meet two times per month for two-hour meetings

Pro-Justice

This group prepares and facilitates social justice and diversity workshops for the Seattle community, immersion & local program participants. 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 two times per month for two-hour meetings.

Program Cost

The information below will help you estimate your total program cost for the Advanced Leadership Program.

Program cost is based on a sliding scale in order to increase equity and accessibility of our program.

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. All scholarship estimations are first dependent on organizational funding and then provided to ALP participants based on family income and household size. GV is committed to making this program attainable, regardless of financial circumstances.  


There are additional costs associated with Junior Leaders.

Since they will be traveling to Guatemala, these fees cover airfare, homestay, food, language classes, and in country travel. Below are the estimated program costs for Junior Leaders. All scholarships estimations are first dependent on organizational funding, and then provided to ALP participants based on family income and household size.

Junior Leaders are required to pay for the Advanced Leadership Program, plus their Junior Leader costs. GV has limited scholarships available for returning travelers. While we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our applicants, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of scholarship


Apply for the Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Advanced Leadership Program year.

Applications are due August 22, 2022 at 11:59pm

APPLY HERE