Learn more about the Global Leadership Academy and Destination Travel Programs
The Global Youth Ambassadors Program is an Atlanta-based organization that has provided global education and international travel opportunities to high school students since 2007. We have served over 600 high school students who have visited various countries, including Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Mexico, Panama, South Africa, and Turkey.
For 2023-2024, we are launching a "Passport to the World" initiative to target 100 high school students from Metro Atlanta to have a global leadership experience. Our program offerings will include destination travel programs to many countries, such as Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, and South Africa.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER/CEO
Dr. John Eaves founded the Global Youth Ambassadors Program in 2007. He is the former Chairman of Fulton County Government (2007-2017). He is the former Regional
Manager of the Peace Corps. He has visited 60 countries worldwide and has been awarded several prestigious honors, including the Fulbright Scholarship, the American
Marshall Memorial Award, and the Georgia Governors International Leadership Award. Dr. Eaves is currently a Senior Instructor at Spelman College.
PASSPORT TO THE WORLD PROGRAM
GYAP is on a mission to recruit 100 metro Atlanta High School scholars to experience our Passport to the World initiative. Through this affordable process, we will expose your scholar to the realities of life from an international perspective.
Our two-week curriculum will be critical for your scholar's personal and educational advancement as they transition to college and their future careers. The scholars selected to join GYAP during the 2024 travel expedition will reflect Metro Atlanta's diversity, including racial/ethnic backgrounds and age groups ranging from 9th to 12th grade.
Our unique global program has two major components.
The first component is the Global Leadership Academy, a pre-departure leadership training program that provides world language instruction, cultural training, leadership development, career preparedness, and civic engagement.
The second component is the Destination Travel program, a 10-12 day cultural
excursion visit to an international country. The travel program provides opportunities for participating students to visit cultural and historical attractions, eat international cuisines, and peer interactions in local high schools.