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2021 Schedule and Courses Coming Soon!

Get InfoApply Now26 courses, world-class academics, community, college + career readiness2 week and 3 week options$2,699 - $2,999For students in grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Ideagen Future Global Leaders Academy

Summer Discovery has partnered with Ideagen, presented globally by Microsoft, to create a new platform for fostering the growth of global youth leaders around the world.  In order to develop awareness and understanding of the UN Global Goals and to drive solutions to achieve the goals by 2030 Ideagen is offering a two-week course through Summer Discovery's virtual campus.

During week one, global industry leaders will be teaching students about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Week 2 will consist of the students forming teams with the goal of creating a solution to one of the 17 goals. One of these teams will be selected to be recognized in the fall of 2020 by Ideagen at an awards gala at the Harvard Club in New York City.

What You'll Learn

  • Enhance your skills in problem solving, communication, and social change

  • Experience teamwork and engagement with other students from around the globe
  • Work with dedicated team facilitators as you innovate and collaborate with other students 
  • Gain key insights and perspectives into global leadership
  • Learn more about the broader world and how to make a positive difference in it

  • Learn from C-Suite executive the fundamentals of leadership

  • Engage in our virtual community outside the classroom - and have fun!

Course Description

This program brings together future leaders from across the globe to engage in hands-on projects that will tackle the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Goals Development. Established in 2015 with input from many nations, these goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.  

Students in this program are problem-solvers, go-getters, team players, and critical thinkers ready to “roll up their sleeves” and dig into solutions! Students will be assigned teams and a facilitator where they will work on original research to design solutions to their chosen problem. Teamwork will be paired with class time sessions where students will have guest instructors and panelists from a variety of sectors providing lessons on leadership, innovation, goal setting, problem-solving, and more. Each team will present their final solutions via Microsoft Teams to the class – helping students connect with modern business technology and learn virtual public speaking.

Like a little friendly competition? Great! One team from each session will be selected for recognition at the Ideagen Global Awards Gala on October 8, 2020. 

Class Times and Dates 

Session #1: June 29 - July 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Session #2: July 13 - July 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Tuition: $2,699

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What Our Leaders Are Saying

“We are thrilled to partner with Ideagen to bring exciting, unique opportunities to high school students across the globe. 
The Ideagen Future Global Leaders Academy gives students a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills and work with teams to solve real life problems. We believe in the positive impact our students will make.”

- Adriane Thorpe, Managing Director 


"This is a game-changing opportunity for students to gain key insights and perspectives into the 17 Global Goals and to work in Teams to develop solutions to achieve the goals by 2030!"  - George Sifakis, CEO - Ideagen

Check out our official press release > 

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