Founder & Chairman, YGA
Consultant on Leadership, Cultural Transformation, Innovation
Consultant on Leadership, Cultural Transformation, Innovation
Global Impact High School Program is designed for the students; who are
*Students from 9. 10. and 11. grades are ideal candidates for Global Impact High School Program. We encourage students from 12th grade to apply to Global Impact University Program.
*Global Impact High School Program is open to students from all around the world. Program offers content in English, so at minimum a medium level of English proficiency is required.
50,000+ high school and university students apply for YGA Summit every year. The applications are made through an online form on YGA website. YGA Advisory Board and Alumni invite 2000 students to the YGA Summit every year after screening and reviewing 50,000+ applications. All applicants may watch YGA Summit online by a password provided to them.
YGA Advisory Board, Alumni and Students take part in the YGA Summit as speakers. They share inspiring stories about how they brought social innovation projects to life in a culture of trust and their exceptional leadership journey. The attending students have a chance to learn more about the vision, culture, projects and programs of YGA.
Online application for Global Impact High School Program opens after YGA Summit every year. Applications are reviewed by the Program Advisory Board composed of YGA Advisory Board and Alumni. Selected applicants are invited to face to face interviews. Students who are not invited to YGA Summit can still apply for the program, since they will be able to watch YGA Summit online.
After online applications’ review, the selected students are invited to face to face interviews for an in-depth dialog. YGA does not look for past academic achievements but potential to embrace and spread YGA values.
YGA 101 | YGA 101 is a 3-day introductory camp in which students;
YGA 101 will take place in Tasigo Hotel in Eskişehir on 13 - 15 March.
*Dates and locations are subject to change.
Science Session Trips | Students travel to carry out Science Sessions in different cities, take Twin Science Kits to disadvantaged children. Twin is a fun and informative robotics & coding set that improves the imagination of children. It is composed of electronic modules that can be connected to each other with magnets. Children can easily produce the latest technologies such as robots and autonomous cars. For more information, visit www.twin.com.tr
In science sessions, students teach children how to make projects with Twin Science Kits, show them that science is not complicated, and fun. They will aim to increase the curiosity in children and change their perspective about science from difficult and boring to exciting and fun.
Students will travel two times for a day-long Science Session Trips during Spring Term, one in April and one in May. Dates will be announced at the YGA 101 Camp.
YGA Social Innovation Camp
YGA Social Innovation Camp takes plavimeoce in Özyeğin University Campus in İstanbul from 30th of June to 9th of July.
Camp consists of two parts; Open Innovation Week & Science Camp.
Part 1 Open Innovation Week
During “Open Innovation Week”, students will work on a solution for one of the challenges of İstanbul community. In teams, they will learn how to follow the design sprint steps: map, sketch, decide, prototype and test. They will work with YGA Advisory Board and Alumni in all these steps.
They turn their solution to a start-up idea. At the end of the week, they will pitch their start up idea to YGA Advisory Board and Executives from İstanbul Municipality. Winning team will have a chance to present their idea to a bigger audience and to Mayor of İstanbul himself, in Open Innovation Summit, where startups and student teams from all around the world who compete their ideas in Open Innovation Platform will attend.
Part 2 Science Camp
“Science Camp” is organized for children who designed a project using Twin Science Kits to solve a social problem in their hometown. Students in Global Impact High School Program become mentors to those children in the camp to help them carry out their own projects. During the week, high school students become role models to those children. Children, witnessing High School Students, learn how to approach difficult problems, respect others’ ideas, give feed forwards, express appreciation and learn from failures. At the end of the week, high school students organizes a graduation ceremony for children.
All Global Impact High School Program students are given the opportunity of a one-week internship in YGA or one of YGA Ventures: Twin, WeWALK, PoiLabs, Piri and TYT. Students will work directly with co founders or executives of these organizations, in order to witness;
During their internship week, students will have a chance to shadow a different YGA Board Member or Co founder of one of YGA Ventures for at least half a day.
There will be 3 or 4 internship dates and different internship positions. Students will be able to choose their internship date and position according to their interest.
YGA 201 | YGA 201 is a 2-day camp in which students;
Science Session Trips | Students will travel two times for a day-long Science Session trip during Fall Term too, one in October and one in November. Dates will be announced at the YGA 101 Camp.
Global Impact Program Fee is 17.500 tl per student. Click here to see the details about Program Fee and Scholarship opportunities.
What differentiates Global Impact High School Program?
Field-based vs. Classroom | Students improve their skills by taking responsibility on the field.
Role Models | Students learn by witnessing to role models; YGA Advisory Board and Alumni.
Learning by Teaching | Students learn by teaching children in science sessions and science camp.
Impact for not tens but thousands | Students’ voluntary hours will serve to society through social innovation projects they work which will reach to thousands.
Explore each of these concepts from the global experts;
Global Impact Program Fee is 17.500 tl per student.
Program fee includes:
*All costs related to Science Session Trips are covered by Science Movement Project.
Program fee does not include:
Payments can be made at once in February or in 3 installments in February, March and April.
YGA is a nonprofit organization. Global Impact High School Program is funded by donations and fees.
Total cost of this program includes accommodations, meals, materials, a part of transportation of events and half of employer cost of program team.
Scholarships are covered by donations.
Need based scholarship is available for every one out of three students in the program.
Students graduated from this program will be given;
A certificate of 240 community service hours in YGA signed by YGA president.
Recommendation letter for their university admission signed by YGA President.
Graduates of this program; become a life long member of YGA Global Impact Community.
After high school graduation, they can apply to Global Impact University program with strong recommendations from High School Program.
Global Impact University Program does not have program fee.