Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit - Boston

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Students wave at aModel G20 Youth Leadership Summit
Students wave at aModel G20 Youth Leadership Summit

About

This year’s head summit takes place in Boston at one of the United States’ most revered academic institutions in Cambridge, MA. Focused on sustainable development and renewable energy, the Summit will dive deep into every impact of global climate change, including crop viability and biodiversity, trade, and labor supply. How can countries address competing priorities in a global economy? How can nations balance short and long-term goals? Participants will explore these questions and more as they tackle one of today’s most pressing issues.

Knovva Academy Partners with Government of Mexico to Offer Leadership Summit for Mexican Youth

Exciting times ahead! Building off of our partnership with the Government of Mexico for Youth Leadership Day of Action (YLDA) in May 2019, we aim to create similar programming in our G20 programs in Boston, Massachusetts, and Cambridge, England!

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Jonathan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience to be Remembered

Dear friends from Boston summit and future participants,

As an alumni, first of all, I would like to thank al the chairs, moderators, staffs, fellow ministers and heads of state from making this experience remarkable. This is my third summit, the first being in Argentina, second in Beijing and the third in Boston.

There is a reason behind me joining these summits. It is not purely because of the conference environment or that fact that it strengthens the resume, but because of the friends I made. These friends are spectacular people, some are ambassadors leading the summit, some are staffs organizing the whole event, and others are students from all over the world. For example, Adelene Jeneid, an ambassador who I met in all three summits. She inspired participants with her welcome speeches, and gives great guidance to participants during workshops. Another would be Neilson Lam, Becca Shuman and Bill (William) McGinty. These three staffs helped me whenever I needed them, brought us participants on spectacular field trips, and above all, bundled us with wonderful memories to bring home. Also, a great thanks to the wonderful photographers Danny Yu, Kit Castagne, and Hugo, for recording these remarkable moments at the summit.

To returning alumni, it would be a good opportunity to sign up as ambassadors to help guide and flow the summit, as for fresh new participants, it would be a great opportunity for you all to get a better glance of the world and a taking a closer step to being a global leader!!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment is being the head of state, doing the job of negotiating and signing deals. I overcame it by drafting plans ahead of time, and evenly distribute the work between me and my ministers.
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Alondra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A One Of A Kind Experience

This is my second time attending a Knovva event, the first being the Beijing summit. Knovva Academy offers a learning focused and nurturing program that allows each individual the opportunity to grow. Knovva educators and guest speakers work hard to open and expand the minds of the students in a safe atmosphere. The staff is sure to establish a healthy and open minded environment from day one so that every student can equally enjoy their experience. Students learn together, grow together and create long lasting relationships that are unique to the program experience. I still speak to people I met in Beijing and Boston alike. I’ll never forget how gentle and careful the students and staff were in handling each other. Everyone was open hearted and even the shyest of people left the program with a new found confidence. I walked out of the program not only with new knowledge on the summit’s topic of focus, but knowledge about world cultures and languages and friendships that I would not trade for anything else.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To prospective students: enjoy the ride. This opportunity is like no other. It builds your character and challenges your mind in new ways. Be open to the experience and really allow yourself to enjoy it, as different and out of your comfort zone something may be. You won’t regret it.
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Alexis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Inspiring and Motivating

Very very inspiring and motivational. I personally learned a lot from this in general, and about myself and others. It was an honor to be there with other teens who had similar goals and beliefs as me. I highly recommend attending this if you are thinking about it. At first I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect, but it actually turned out to be a very fun. .

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve racking moment for me was the first time I had to speak publicly, but I feel like it helped me get better gradually. It was nerve racking but as time went on I volunteered to speak publicly so it was very beneficial.