creating global citizens

GYLI PILLARS

Our mission is to deliver transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care, helping students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world.

Collaborative Leadership

Learn to work as a community, using shared experiences to reach the desired goal

Environmental Sustainability

We promote environmental stewardship in hopes that students and teachers will learn about their contributions to natural systems.

Multicultural Identity

Create a comfortable space, understanding of each individual’s color, culture, class, character, and context.

Religious
Pluralism

It is favorable to establish a safe space for those of diverse religious practices in order to work together.

Our Summer Programs

Connecticut – Sailing in the Wake of our Ancestors

5-Day Program for Rising Tenth Graders and Teachers

New Mexico – Develop Your Personal Leadership Vision

6-Day Program for Rising Eleventh Graders and Teachers

Costa Rica – Experience Models of Environmental Sustainability

11-Day Program for Rising Twelfth Graders and Teachers

Learn, Lead and Sail

Learn about our 4 pillars from inspirational GYLI coordinators and speakers.

Lead by taking helm over the five day experience. 

Sail aboard a historic tall ship: Mystic Whaler, a schooner in Mystic, CT. 

Integrate, Climb and Reflect  

Integrate and work with other who practice diverse religions and outlooks. 

Climb from Lama Foundation at 8,000 ft above sea level in Taos, NM. 

Reflect through meditation, a labyrinth walk, music making, or a solo experience that will help you develop your voice and leadership from within. 

Cultivate, Grow and Live 

Cultivate friendships with students from all over the U.S. and Costa Rica.

Grow through inspirational speakers and students from EARTH University and UWC. 

Live with rural farmers in La Argentina region of Costa Rica.