Harvard Youth Lead Program

Program Details


Date: 27th - 30th December 2023


Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm GST


Eligibility: Ages 13-17


Final Deadline: 15th December 2023


Fee: AED 5,000/-*


Venue: Canadian University Dubai, City Walk, Dubai


Learn core leadership skills & navigate your college, career and life


Create a social change project & unlock your leadership potential

Get one year of free mentorship from Harvard Trainers

Get one year of free mentorship from Harvard Trainers

Earn a completion certificate by Leadership Institute at Harvard

Earn a completion certificate by Leadership Institute at Harvard

Unleash the leader in you!

Harvard Youth Leadership Conference, conducted by Harvard mentors, aims to empower high school students like you, transforming them into confident problem-solvers, collaborators, and communicators who will be poised to address global challenges and lead the change of tomorrow.

Throughout the four-day program, students collaborate within mentor-led groups to gain a deep understanding of a pressing global issue, whether it's related to climate change, mental health, poverty, or other critical concerns. They then work on developing a social change project aimed at tackling the identified issue. Upon completion of the program, participants have the opportunity to receive mentorship for an entire year to help them implement their project.

What sets this workshop apart is that our mentors aren't traditional lecturers; instead, they are current Harvard University students who have acquired invaluable experience and training at a young age. They understand what it takes to bring about social change and, equally importantly, they comprehend the unique challenges faced by individuals growing up in the 21st century. As a result, they break down intimidating age-based authority structures and become relatable advisors and friends to you, using a wide range of hands-on activities to foster meaningful connections.

The workshop's popularity is exceptionally high, and it has made its mark around the world, reaching places like Japan, Myanmar, Colorado, Dubai, and Puerto Rico.

Why you?

You are eager to develop leadership potential

You want to be confident in sharing your thoughts and speaking in public

You aspire to address a societal issue through effective problem-solving skills

You wish to enhance your networking skills

You are motivated to take on a leadership role

You wish to be a part of a community of like-minded individuals who share the same passion


1. Master core leadership skills for college, career, and life

2. Unleash your leadership Potential through a Social Impact Project

3. Harvard Mentorship: A Year of Free Guidance and Learning

4. Certificate of Accomplishment


Meet your Harvard Mentors

YLC is led by Harvard undergraduate students who are leaders in their own communities. Differentiating this program are the student teachers and their youthful perspective on leadership development. Reliable and relatable, the teachers serve as advisors and friends to the students, breaking down intimidating age-based authority structures. With tremendous enthusiasm for both teaching and learning, the teaching team constantly learns from the students, adapts to their interests and needs, and builds lasting relationships that continue after the program through formal and informal mentorship opportunities.

Words from those Who Took the Course (And Loved it)

Initiatives by our Social Impact Leaders

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