After the Youth Leadership Academy

During the YLA, you’ll make lifelong friends and become a part of Plan’s national network of 500+ young leaders who are advancing gender equality and elevating young voices. By the end of the program, you’ll have implemented an impactful project that engages your peers and makes a difference in your community, with the support of a mentor from Plan’s Youth Advisory Board.

What alums

are doing now

Rohini, after the YLA


After attending Plan’s Youth Leadership Academy in 2019, Rohini decided she wanted to get more involved in the fight for gender equality with Plan.
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Malika, after the YLA


Malika participated in the first-ever Plan Youth Leadership Academy, but her journey with Plan International started long before that. Find out what Malika’s been up to since her YLA experience.
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Caroline, after the YLA


In the summer of 2014, Caroline participated in a Plan leadership training. She was inspired to take action, and discovered a passion for global climate action that led her all the way to the U.N. — multiple times!
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Become a part of Plan's Youth Network after the Youth Leadership Academy!

Become a part of Plan’s youth network

After the YLA, you’ll become part of a network of young people leading change all over the world. You’ll be invited to special events, participate in an exclusive LinkedIn group, and have the opportunity to advocate for policy change, apply for Plan’s Youth Advisory Board and engage in activities to advance gender equality — like Plan’s International Day of the Girl Youth Summit.

What alums are saying

said they felt they have the ability to motivate others thanks to what they learned.
saw an improvement in their self-confidence.
highlighted passion and ability to advocate for social justice as one of the three top impacts of their participation.