The Global Youth Ambassador Program (GYAP) is a comprehensive global education initiative that targets high school students from Atlanta and other cities in the United States and empowers them to become competitive in the global economy through leadership development, cultural competence, foreign language proficiency, service learning, and international travel.

Since GYAP’s inaugural year in 2008, more than 500 high school students have participated in a comprehensive leadership program that has culminated in a cultural immersion trip to such countries as Brazil, China, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Panama and Turkey.

Nearly every participating student has expressed a complete satisfaction with the program. Students and parents have indicated in program evaluations that students have demonstrated growth in their leadership skills, public speaking abilities, foreign language proficiency, and knowledge of the global economy.

Now entering our 13th year of global travel experiences, GYAP continues to expand. In 2021, we suspended our travel programs due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; however, we offer a virtual Global Leadership Academy, featuring world language instruction, cultural educational programs, and leadership training. Our travel programs resume in 2022.