02/01/2012 - 11:46 am | Events & Workshops | Comments Off

Calling Students for International Leadership Academy

FORT WORTH, Texas- Applications now available through February 20th 

 

The 2012 International Leadership Academy (ILA), themed Visions of Peace, will take place July 14-29 at TCU. High school students (grades 9-12) are invited to attend. Applications are being accepted now through February 20th and can be downloaded here.

Participants will live on the TCU campus, and share a room with students from another country. They will attend classes that are designed to challenge stereotypes, highlight cultures, promote diplomatic dialogue, develop leadership skills, and solve global problems.  Activities will also include field trips to local museums, the Fort Worth Stockyards and a community service project.

This unique youth leadership program promotes global understanding by building friendships and creating awareness of international issues.  Since 1989, the award-winning program has brought young people from Fort Worth’s eight sister cities to the area for leadership training.

Middle school students are invited to attend the Jr. International Leadership Academy taking place July 9-13. Applications are also available online and will be accepted through April 23. Last year’s JILA included  students from Iraq, sharing their cultures and learning about leadership.

A full description of ILA, along with application information, is available here.

 

For more information, individuals should contact Irene Chase, vice president at (817) 632-7101 or by emailing irene@fwsistercities.org.

 


About Fort Worth Sister Cities International
The mission of Fort Worth Sister Cities International is to advance peace through lasting relationships and international understanding. Since 1985 Sister Cities has managed the international programs and relationships with Fort Worth's sister cities Reggio Emilia, Italy; Trier, Germany; Nagaoka, Japan; Bandung, Indonesia; Budapest, Hungary; Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; and soon to be Guiyang, China to promote citizen diplomacy as a pathway to peace.

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