GYLS 2018 – 10 Years with CCF

After months of hard work and dedication, our 10 GYLS students are off to the U.S. for the trip of a lifetime.

This year marks the 10th year that the Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) has helped us send a group of students to the highly regarded event in San Diego, California.

The summit is a unique, hands-on experience designed to boost summit participants into life-changing leadership roles and enable them to identify and develop their own leadership skills.


At CCF, dozens of students apply for just ten available spots. The students must be between 14 and 16 years of age and have good proficiency of English to even be considered.


The selection process is stringent. It begins with the students building individual presentations based on current global events and then presenting their findings in front of a panel of judges. From those presentations, 14 are shortlisted to continue on to the next phase. The next three months has them studying in intensive English classes where they participate in various projects aimed at challenging them and strengthening their abilities.

The process concludes with a group presentation and individual interviews, from which the final ten are chosen, along with one alumni from a previous year to encourage the others and share their first-hand experience of the event.

Throughout this months-long endeavor, special bonds are made, friendships are nourished and emotions run high, especially when it’s time for goodbyes as the group heads off on what’s to be their first trip overseas. A life-changing experience!



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