The Global Youth Ambassador Program (GYAP) is a comprehensive global education initiative that targets high school students from Metro Atlanta and other cities in Georgia and throughout 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 600 high school students have participated in a comprehensive leadership program that has culminated in a cultural immersion trip to such countries as Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, 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 14th year of global travel experiences, GYAP continues to expand. In School Year 2022-23, GYAP is planning exciting global leadership programs to such exciting destinations as Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico, and South Africa,