International Leadership for Social Impact (ILSI) is a unique four week program that teaches the skills for a career in global leadership. There is so much more to the program than just the academic portion of it! Michelle is a counselor at the program and highlights 10 of the best parts of the program.
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Today's blog post is from Amanda, a student at JKCP's International Leadership for Social Impact program. This summer leadership program for high school students teaches leadership skills and provide real world experience on how to be an engaged global citizen. Throughout the four week summer program students utilize the pillars of the United nations to engage with students from around the world and grow as a future leader.
Hey everyone! My name is Amanda and I am currently a high schooler in California and guest blogger for JKCP. I am actively involved with the Model United Nations (UN) program at my school and attend conferences around the state on the weekends. Being involved in Model UN teaches you a lot of great things that you can take with you for the rest of your life! Below is a brief synopsis of my top five:
Think about the last time you went to a concert, or a live event of any kind. Did you get a picture or a video of the event? Was it more like several pictures or videos of it? In all likelihood, the people around you were also trying to get the same picture as you. We all want to be able to post our most exciting news to Facebook, Instagram, twitter and other social media channels so that we can tell the world, “I was there!” Do we miss anything when we do that? When we travel to an event only to watch it through a screen, do we miss out on the experience of being there in person? I would argue that we do, to a degree. There is something to be said about being somewhere and saving those memories to the oldest hard drive in existence, our brains. I am no scientist myself, but I would argue that we are able to be a bit more present without the hindrance of the technology that runs our daily lives.
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In the Julian Krinsky International Affairs: Leadership & Model UN program, we are constantly updating our curriculum to meet the needs of an ever-changing global atmosphere. Last summer, students took a trip to Twitter headquarters in New York City to learn about the role that social media plays in the international landscape. This year, we are excited to announce that in addition to our already incredible summer curriculum, Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) will be joining us for a visit as a guest lecturer.
This summer the JKCP International Leadership for Social Impact students held an NGO (non-governmental organization) Fair at the University of Pennsylvania campus. The purposes of this fair was to raise awareness around the campus for four very important causes, and to convince students to donate their NGO Coupons (symbolic dollar bill given out as everyone entered the quad) to our cause.
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