Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) is a five-day program that provides participants, age ranges 14 to 16, with an environment designed to boost leadership skills that will change lives and communities. This program was started in 2000 by The Tony Robbins Foundation and continues to help shape today’s youth in becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
The GYLS format includes small group discussions, hands-on service learning experiences, leadership simulation games and exercises designed to enable Summit participants to identify their own core leadership strengths. Dynamic keynote speakers from around the world present topics ranging from leadership styles to community contribution. Participants work to identify personal goals and are encouraged to make a commitment to community service. GYLS 2019 gathered over 350 teens from 31 countries. Watch highlights from GYLS 2019 HERE.
GYLS 2020 Important Announcement
The health and safety of our youth participants is and always has been our top priority. We have continued to monitor guidelines from global and local health and government officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapidly changing conditions and increasing concerns, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) 2020 scheduled for July 7-12, 2020 in San Diego, CA USA.
We understand this announcement will be disappointing for the hundreds of youth committed to growing their leadership skills and we share those sentiments. Overall, we felt this decision offered the safest outcome for our participants and volunteers during this unprecedented time. In making this decision, we looked to statewide schools and universities that have also suspended many of its courses and events through July.
We are committed to having GYLS return next year and will announce dates in early 2021.
What is the Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS)?
The Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) is a five-day program providing an environment designed to boost summit participants into leadership roles that will change their lives and that of their communities. The format of GYLS includes small group discussions, hands-on service learning experiences, leadership simulation games and exercises. Dynamic keynote speakers from around the world present topics designed to enable summit participants to identify their own particular leadership strengths. At the conclusion of GYLS, participants are encouraged to identify personal goals and a commitment to community service.
What age youth do you accept for GYLS?
We accept teens between the ages of 14 to 16 years-old for first time participants. Roles include (see below section for more details):
Ambassador (14-16): First time participants
Alumni (15-17): Returning participants
Applicants must fit within required ages during the Summit they are applying for.
Youth Captains must have attended as an Ambassador and Alumni youth participant in previous years. They are returning to support Captains and the event from a logistical standpoint.
Captains are adult volunteers who have a desire to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders. Captains may not attend at the same time as their children.
“I truly felt like I was ridding myself of the negative beliefs that I held inside of me as well as creating new and improved ones. Afterwards, I felt like I had experienced a real change within me.”
“I broke through my limiting belief that I was never beautiful.”
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