From London to Vancouver Island - Dwight School London students attend DGLA

Dwight School London students: Alexandra Yassin, Ebo Kennedy-Kwofie and Jonathan Vanquijk will be representing Dwight School at The Dwight Global Leaders Academy (DGLA), a two-week leadership training programme, beginning the 29th July.

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Dwight School London students: Alexandra Yassin, Ebo Kennedy-Kwofie and Jonathan Vanquijk will be representing Dwight School at The Dwight Global Leaders Academy (DGLA), a two-week leadership training programme, beginning the 29th July.DGLA equips young people with a wide range of leadership, entrepreneurial, and practical skills they need to start their own service projects designed to make a difference in their local communities and around the world. Since 2009, Dwight Global Leaders have launched hundreds of projects in over 40 countries. They have raised millions of dollars to help people in immediate need ― and to create initiatives to improve our environment and the world for a better tomorrow.“The unique DGLA curriculum was designed to capture the unlimited enthusiasm and potential of youth; and to equip young men and women with the knowledge and tools needed to plan, execute, and promote service projects of their own making from the ground up,” said Graham Brown, PhD, DGLA director. “In the last year alone, 80 per cent of DGLA participants started and completed service projects that positively impacted their communities and inspired others to take action.”DGLA graduates ― including two who have received U.S. Congressional Medals for Service ― stand out from their peers as college applicants, thanks to their leadership training and track record of experience as social entrepreneurs.“I’ve lived the mantra of Dwight Global Leadership Academy ― inspire, educate, take action. I’ve followed my own passion for dance and created Dance for Orphans, which has raised thousands of dollars to help dozens of orphans in Indonesia,” said Daniel Maren, a Stanford University freshman.DGLA grew out of the Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL), a non-profit organization created to educate and inspire youth to take action. In 2010, the ICL partnered with the 140-year-old Dwight School in New York and the Alcoa Foundation to build an innovative learning platform, which has become DGLA’s dynamic curriculum.The academy is based at Dwight School Canada on Shawnigan Lake.For more information about the Dwight School London please click here

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