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We are so excited you’re interested in learning more about becoming a Young Leader and joining us for this experience of a lifetime.

Each year 16 extraordinary young women, ages 15-17, from Palestine and Israel are selected to train as advocates and leaders for peace.

The program kicks off with a three-week immersive summer camp in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Engage with peers for 40 hours of dialogue with facilitators from Israel and Palestine
  • Learn the impactful practices of compassionate listening and authentic speaking to share stories of personal experiences, emotions, and deep reflection
  • Participate in creative and therapeutic art workshops focused on meaningful self-expression and healing
  • Meet local indigenous communities around Santa Fe
  • Interact with fellow teenagers from the Santa Fe region who are part of our Peace Ambassador program
  • Experience adventurous outings like a ropes course, sightseeing, chalk art, and events with the local community

After camp, your group will continue to gather and grow together for a year back at home with five weekend workshops and seminars. Over the course of the year, you’ll strengthen the budding foundation and connections from camp, and put into practice your newly learned leadership and communication skills.

Participant Criteria

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

Language Requirement

All activities and workshops are conducted in English as a common language between our diverse participants.

Online Application

Thank you for your interest in the Young Leader program.  The 2022 Young Leader Program application is now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2022 for the 2023 Young Leader Program application. If you have questions, please contact Noa Ma’ayan at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

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