Dynamic virtual leadership and global learning experiences for high school students.
“During this challenging time, this Academy opened my eyes and brought me hope.
It taught me things I’ve never learned in school and connected me to amazing people from all over the world!”
- Rebecca L. (High School Student - Bay Area, CA) -
of students would
highly recommend the
Brave New Academy program to a friend.
of students shared that the Academy was the most powerful experience they've had in
of students reported
that they built relationships
with peers from different cultural, ethnic, racial,
and socioeconomic backgrounds.
of parents would recommend the program to other students and families.
Through live, high-energy sessions, each Brave New Academy brings students together from diverse communities across the U.S. to explore dynamic themes, build empathy, connect with the world, and prepare for their future.
I learned that people
aren’t just a single story.
If you let them, they’ll surprise you. The people I met in the Academy shared the language of family, of struggle, of dreams, of service.
This Academy showed me that
virtual learning can be really engaging. It taught me about empathy and collaboration and how to speak up about topics I care about.
This is everything high school should be and more.
The experience has taught me
tangible skills to take action.
It showed me how to take steps to make the world a better place
and how to pursue my passions
in the future.
Santa Rosa, CA
PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE
ENHANCE YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION & RESUME
Receive an official certificate of completion and 20 hours of community service.
MEET INSPIRING LEADERS
Engage with inspiring speakers and mentors that come from diverse communities and backgrounds.
DEVELOP LEADERSHIP & LIFE SKILLS
Learn from expert facilitators on how to take action on issues you care about.
EXPAND YOUR COMMUNITY
Connect with other motivated and thoughtful young people from diverse backgrounds across the country.
IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
Participate in fun, instructor-led wellness activities.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK
Gain access to college and career mentors, virtual internships, scholarships, and a global community.
During each session, you will have the special opportunity to engage with extraordinary guest speakers from around the world who will bring the session topics to life through their personal stories and professional experiences.
INSPIRING GUEST SPEAKERS
Dr. Gore has worked in emergency medicine for the last 14 years in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. After witnessing so many tragedies that have affected healthcare workers and patients alike in his community, working during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a life changing experience for him. He is also the founder of Kings Against Violence Initiative, a nonprofit providing anti-violence and conflict resolution programs in hospitals, schools, and communities.
DR. ROB GORE
Emergency Medicine Physician
Kings County Hospital
Nemonte was raised in the traditional Waorani community of Nemonpare in Ecuador and is one of the founding members of the indigenous organization, Ceibo Alliance, which works to defend Indigenous peoples' land and rights in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In 2019, she helped lead her people's historic victory against Big Oil, protecting a half-million acres of primary rain forest in the Amazon. Nemonte is also passionately engaged in the struggle to uplift the voices of Indigenous women across the Amazon.
Lago Agrio, Ecuador
The Empowerment Plan
Veronika built an organization around a single idea: bringing warmth and pride to the homeless. What started as a class project in college developed into a humanitarian-based project centered around providing homeless women with a self-heated, waterproof coat that is engineered to transform into a sleeping bag at night. The coats are made by homeless women who are paid to produce them, offering economic opportunity along with pride and independence for themselves and their families.
CEO & Founder
The Empowerment Plan
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS
Global Glimpse is all about facilitating meaningful connections between people from different backgrounds, even in the virtual world. During the second half of each session, you will join a small breakout group led by a Global Glimpse community mentor. This diverse group of students from across the country will become your “BNA Squad” and you will meet with them each session to reflect, connect, and build community.
CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF THEMES
In addition to our highly-rated Brave New Leaders Academy, we are now offering a variety of timely virtual Academy themes to meet your unique interests, needs & schedules!
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
Global Glimpse’s mission is to make powerful learning opportunities accessible to students from all backgrounds and we will be working to support students to participate in our virtual programs as equitably as possible.
Provide recorded sessions and make-up assignments for students who miss live sessions due to extenuating circumstances.
Provide etiquette for neutral Zoom backgrounds to minimize showcasing home situation differences.
Offer Mentor Office Hours for students to check-in or get additional support outside of the 2-hour session.
EMPLOYER CONFLICT SUPPORT
Offer to write a recommendation letter to an employer if a student has an employment conflict.