CONNECT WITH THE WORLD
Our Brave New Leaders virtual academy will enable you to stand out in your college applications, learn to lead with empathy, and connect with an amazing community of people from across the country and around the world!
ABOUT THE BRAVE NEW LEADERS ACADEMY
Over the course of 10 interactive sessions, you and other high school students from diverse communities across the U.S. will come together to engage in live virtual programming that develops empathy, agency, and a global perspective. Facilitated by Global Glimpse staff and featuring inspiring guest speakers and mentors, the Brave New Leaders Academy will provide you with the opportunity to:
Enhance your College Application and Resume
Receive an official certificate of completion and 20 hours of community service.
Improve your Mental & Physical Health
Participate in fun, instructor-led wellness activities.
Develop Leadership Skills
Connect and collaborate with other students from across the country and develop your ability to lead with empathy.
Meet Inspiring Leaders
Hear from and engage with extraordinary mentors and guest speakers from around the world.
Take Action in your Community
Learn how to implement design thinking to take action to sustainably support communities affected by COVID-19.
Nov. 10 - Dec. 15, 2020
10 sessions over the course of 5 weeks, twice a week
Tuesdays from 4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET
Thursdays from 4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET
*No session on Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving holiday)
All sessions will be hosted on Zoom and the program will also include the integration of Google Classroom to enable extended learning before, during, and after the academy.
Certificate of Completion & Community Service Hours
Students who attend at least 80% or more of the live sessions & participate in a #CommunityActionChallenge will receive a certificate of completion & 20 Service Hours.
Tuition & Scholarships
The full tuition of a Brave New Leaders Academy is $795.
All eligible students will receive need-based scholarships of either $400 or $695 depending on your family income. Pay as little as $100 for a Brave New Academy!
*Scholarship eligibility based on family income verification.
The Brave New Leaders Academy will explore 3 dynamic learning topics designed to equip you with powerful and practical skills to personally navigate through this challenging time and lead with empathy to support communities impacted by COVID-19 at home or abroad.
#1. BRAVE NEW LEADERSHIP
Cultivating our Empathy, Agency, & Global Perspective
Welcome and introduction to the Brave New Leaders Academy.
Cultivating our empathy & personal agency - critical skills for social change.
Developing our global perspective at home and abroad.
#2. THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
Exploring the Importance of Cross-Cultural Connection
The power of language to open doors.
Developing a growth mindset.
Using language to build deeper cross-cultural relationships.
#3. LEARNING SERVICE
Opening our Eyes to Community-Centered Action
An introduction to the 3Ds of Design Thinking & assessing community needs through inquiry and empathy.
Practicing sustainable service design - making an impact that lasts at home and abroad.
#CommunityActionChallenge - supporting communities impacted by COVID-19.
Reflect & celebrate - academy graduation and keeping the spirit alive through Global Glimpse.
Every live interactive 2-hour session of the Brave New Leaders Academy is designed to engage, inspire, and inform and will include the following session components:
Centered around the Academy theme, expert facilitators will provide you with key frameworks for cultivating your skills and abilities to navigate college, careers, life, and lead with empathy, agency, and global perspective.
During each session, you will have the opportunity to hear from extraordinary guest speakers from the Global Glimpse community and around the world who will bring the session topics to life through their personal stories and professional experiences. Meet a few of the speakers in the Brave New Leaders Academy!
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
CEO & Founder
Kings County Hospital
SMALL MENTOR GROUPS
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 “BNL Squad” and you will meet with them each session to reflect, connect, and build community.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY
Global Glimpse’s mission is to make powerful learning opportunities accessible to students from all backgrounds and we work 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.