MISSION: Founded in 2016, Princeton Global Youth Leaders (PGYL) is a joint-program launched by Princeton U.S.-China Coalition, Princeton Social Innovation, and the SAIL Youth Science & Technology Innovation Foundation, to foster in Chinese high-school students leadership and problem-solving skills that can complement their traditional high-school education.

WHY? Although high-school students in China are rigorously educated in academic subjects, to excel in today’s globalized, idea-demanding world, a more dynamic array of skills is absolutely crucial. These skills include creative thinking, public-speaking, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership. PGYL aims to bridge this educational gap. 

HOW? Princeton Global Youth Leaders is comprised of two parts.

1. Multi-industry exploration: First, PGYL exposes Chinese high-school students to a wide-breadth of multi-industry content: throughout the program, students are able to speak with world-class professors from Princeton, Harvard, and Cambridge, interact with CEO's in business, and communicate with leaders from non-profit.

2. Intensive skill-training: Second, PGYL trains Chinese high-school students in creative thinking, public-speaking, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills, by giving them opportunities to work in teams to tackle contemporary societal problems.   luminaries in academia, business, non-profit, and government. 




This summer, Princeton Global Youth Leaders held two sessions: one at Princeton University, and the second at Peking University.  

Session I: July 13 - 20th, 2016 (Princeton University) + July 21 - 26th (East Coast Academic Exploration)

Session II: July 27th - August 9th, 2016 at Peking University

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