The Institute has hosted 14 Sustainability Summits in 2 countries and 4 unique communities: Vieques, PR, Virgin Gorda, BVI, Martha's Vineyard and Newport, RI with youth delegates representing over 40 communities.
15th Youth Leadership Summit June 22-28, 2019
This unique weeklong Summit inspires, educates, and empowers young people (ages 16-19) to envision their personal, professional, community and planetary goals. Featuring our global faculty, we expose their young minds to inspiring leaders, opening doors and expanding their horizons. On our Sustainable Tour, they experience first-hand the fragility of our planet. They learn from Emerging Leaders to become action-oriented and solutions-based. They design Sustainability Projects for their community. They put their dreams into action with their five-year plans. They learn how to troubleshoot challenges, make presentations and develop strategies to engage others. They develop videos to inspire others. They create online Sustainability Toolkits. They discover how they can help build a local green workforce. They are empowered to become representatives of their communities and lightning rods for positive change, creating a multiplier effect to build a new generation of leaders.