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Become a Young Leader

Each year, sixteen extraordinary women from Israel and Palestine are selected to train as advocates and leaders for peace. The year-long Young Leader program begins at camp during a three-week summer intensive in New Mexico where participants are guided through daily dialogues and creative workshops that focus on open communication, therapeutic art-making, and self-expression. At camp, Young Leaders will be given the unique opportunity to move past their prejudices to gain an understanding of their peers, build confidence, and communicate authentically. 

After completing the summer intensive in New Mexico, participants continue to deepen their communication and leadership skills together at home. Participants learn skills essential to leading with purpose and compassion, strengthen connections with each other, and meet Senior Young Leaders who share a collective vision of building a future based on equity and justice.

Participant Criteria

The Young Leader program is open to young women, ages 15-17, from Israel and Palestine. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social justice, as well as an interest in engaging with young women of diverse backgrounds.

Language Requirement

Participants must be strong English speakers. All activities and workshops will be conducted in English.

Program Cost

The cost of the one-year Young Leader program is $9000, however, families are asked to pay $1000. Several scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need. Please include a completed scholarship form with your application to be considered.

Online Application

Thank you for your interest in the Young Leader program, however, online applications for the 2020 program year are no longer being accepted. Please check this page in the coming months for application instructions for 2021.

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