Our summer courses address the challenges faced by young people preparing to lead projects in their home communities or further afield. International facilitators and students, will spend 2 weeks thinking about, sharing and practising leadership techniques based around their own individual projects.

We plan to run our next course for students aged 16-17 years on 20 July – 3 August 2023 in partnership with UWC Atlantic, COVID-19 regulations permitting. 

Designed to provide the building blocks of compassionate and visionary leadership, the course will analyse traditional leadership thinking, challenging the status quo and explore how leadership thinking applies to their experiences and ambitions.

At ASfYL all participants will help to build a shared understanding of leadership in a variety of local to international and individual contexts. We want to explore what it means to lead and look critically at our own experiences of leadership in practice. Our workshops and activities will allow us all to think about leadership in a critical way. They will also help students appraise and determine the means to communicate their ideas and act upon them when working with others.

We award scholarships to individuals who are in financial need and would not be able to attend without the scholarship. We prioritise those students who live in Wales.

We are able to offer funding to a very limited number of students for the course, accommodation and food, but we cannot offer travel costs to the UK. Please only complete an application form if you are unable to meet the cost of the course yourself.

Applications are closed for 2023