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And the winner is… Check out this year’s winners of the GLA video and photo contests. Plus, get first crack at new programs GLA is launching in 2017 - Photojournalism and The Social Entrepreneurship InitiativeTM for starters, and there’s more.
Global Leadership Adventures Newsletter - Experience GLA

We staged a “takeover” of our Instagram account this month to share a fresh perspective on GLA service projects where teen volunteers work with children. Seeing these programs through their eyes - and their lenses - reveals more than an itinerary ever could. So we’re happy to announce our annual contest winners, to celebrate the creativity and generosity of GLA teens in using media to tell us about their experiences. We congratulate them, and welcome you to enjoy the winning videos and photos, too.

 
Video: Thailand in Two Minutes
 
And the winner is...
Big thanks to everyone who submitted an entry to our photo and video contests! Submissions grow in number every year, and we love it. It makes our work harder, but we enjoy scrolling through the Instagram posts and watching every video. That said… drum roll, please: Click below to see our 2016 Contest winners!
See the Winning Videos & Photos →
Spring Break
Seven New Programs Open in 2017
Photojournalism in India. Social Entrepreneurship Initiative™ in South Africa. Sea Turtles in Costa Rica - and there’s more… Based on input from teens and parents alike, we’re opening seven new programs. We’re excited to expand the ways GLA teens can #bethechange next summer.
See NEW 2017 Programs →
GLA Photo Contest
Revealed: The Secret to Successful Fundraising
For fundraising goals large or small, success can be a challenge. But thanks to Emilie Schumacher and other GLA teens, you can learn the secrets to success - and have fun doing it! Find out how Emilie raised half of her tuition by starting early and leveraging her hobby.)
Click for Fundraising Tips →
Question of the Month
Question of the Month
“I’d like to talk with you in person. Can we meet?” Yes, is the answer. Once again, we're hitting the road and coming to a city near you. Curious to learn more about GLA face to face? Attend an event or alumni-hosted Open House. Go to our event calendar for the most complete and up-to-date list - we're constantly adding events, Open Houses and webinar dates to our lineup.
See GLA’s Event Calendar →
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#WoW (Words of Wisdom)
It’s not a new thought, but a powerful one worth sharing. It’s something GLA teens hear often out in community service, as well as in leadership exercises. Photo credit and thanks to @candiwanders, a GLA staff member who shared this image from the Dominican Republic.
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Have a question or need assistance? Text it to +1 858-771-0645.
Got something to say? We'd love to hear from you. Send an email to marketing@experiencegla.com.

Cheers!
Vanessa Allen, Senior Editor

PS Here's something else that's great: Open up GLA's Summer 2016 Time Capsule and read recollections shared by Global Leadership Adventures program staff. Rather than let summer memories slip away, we've saved them all in one place!
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