YGA Leadership Program starts with YGA Summit held in Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar ICEC. 2000 university students, who are selected among 50.000 candidates that applied to YGA via internet, attend to the Summit every year. The second round application forms submitted by the attendants just after the Summit are delicately evaluated by YGA Advisory Board, which consists of academicians, multinational company executives and entrepreneurs. Selected 750 candidates are interviewed at YGA regional hubs in five major cities of Turkey: İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa ve Adana. As a result of 4- stage interview, 250 YGA leaders that will take part in “ YGA leadership ateliers” are discovered and raised. At 150 YGA leadership ateliers established in disadvantaged elementary school across 45 cities of Turkey, YGA members weekly volunteer for cultivating socially responsible leaders of the future. Every year 5.000 “stars”, who are selected among 100.000 elementary school students, graduate from YGA Program.
“Stars Leadership Program” specially designed for 7th and 8th grade students aims to raise double winged, competent and having high conscience quotient leaders of the future.
Social Entrepreneurship Program is a leadership program specially designed for high school students with the aim of discovering the future’s social entrepreneurs, and making them gain the competent that they will be able to accomplish their own social enterprises.
YGA Leadership School is a special leadership program for university students which aims to discover leaders of the future, and to cultivate them as socially conscious leaders while taking responsibilities at the field.
“YGA is a concrete form of a dream that I am looking for.”Doğan Cüceloğlu, Psychologist and Communication Specialist.
“ YGA is a great leadership school that is unique and never heard before.”Hüsnü Özyeğin, FIBA Holding- President
“ Great-hearted, energetic, industrious people who take part in YGA team will be the core young who will realize the potential in Turkey.”Süreyya Ciliv, Turkcell - CEO
“ The energy that I felt in YGA family is an energy that you will not be able to feel nowhere in the world.”Ahmet Bozer, Coca Cola - International President
“ It is far beyond of school and learning that you give to students.Prof.Mehmet Toner, Harvard & MIT
YGA contributes to tens of thousands of students’ lives and does what universities can’t do.”
“ I respected to YGA, but now, besides of that, I have great love and desire.”Çağrı Tunç, Selçuk University
“An invaluable experience…”Miray Topay, Harvard
“It is an extra ordinary organization that looks everybody’s core.”Sibel Gültekin, Çankaya University
“ It is a Leadership school that works for a better world.”Nezihe Pehlivan, Boğaziçi University
“YGA is developing a concept of organic leadership which is gender balanced, long term, collectivist with low power distance.”Dr.Andrew Lee, Consultant
Mehmet Ali Neyzi
Yiğit Oğuz Duman
Tankut Rıfat Şensürücü
Işıl Altıntaş Can
Ceyda Tort Turgay
Hatice Sevgin Zorlucan
Ruşen Can Acet
Mehmet Mansur Uyar
Osman TaşcıYGA Girişimleri