Global Citizen Academy is for 2020 high school graduates worldwide who don’t want to sit this year out. For the impatient optimists who are ready to get in the arena, this is your opportunity to level up with a diverse, international cohort of young leaders like you. Dig into the big questions and develop key skills you can’t learn in a traditional classroom alone. You’ll explore topics from effective communication and systems thinking, to mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and ethical decision-making. If selected for Global Citizen Academy, plan to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to your courses and projects. By design, this allows room for independent exploration of issues and projects you're passionate about or for earning income. Whether you dedicate time to working, voter registration, the climate crisis, or COVID-19 response, our trained coaches will provide mentorship and support to help you meet your goals.