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 2018 gathered over 350 teens from 34 countries. Watch highlights from GYLS 2018 here.
GYLS 2019 will take place Tuesday, July 30th to Sunday, August 4th at University San Diego in San Diego, CA USA.
Applications are now OPEN for volunteer Captains and Youth Captains! Ambassador (first-time participants) role is now being accepted on a waitlist. The Alumni role is no longer accepting applications.
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 have attended three previous years as a youth participant (Ambassador, Alumni and Youth Leader). They are returning to support the event in a logistical standpoint and the Captains in the Youth Support Team.
Captains are adult leaders 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.”
“I think it is a truly beautiful experience for others to listen, understand and love & care for you.”
“Thank you for supporting me in taking action to apply for being a GYLS coach One of the best weeks of my life ”