The J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leadership Initiative (Facebook) was launched in 2016 as an enhanced Internship Program to empower young global leaders wishing to better humanity to think, write, speak, organize, and utilize social media more effectively. The initiative consists of several tracks including Young Global Leaders, a 200-hour commitment to serving humanity & professional training and development, to Sr. Young Global Leaders, graduates of the Initiative who remain to assist the foundation and mentor new YGLs. Many move into higher organizational positions such as Staff, Board, or Global Advisor.
The Initiative includes leadership opportunities such as the New York Global Leaders Lions & Leos Club (Facebook), as well as our own Luce Leadership Experience focusing on international humanitarian trips to countries such as Greece, Indonesia and Jamaica.
Global Advisor Mentorship Program
Young Global Leaders graduated from the Summer Initiative can sign up for the program to be mentored by a Global Advisor of the foundation. The mentor and mentee will meet or connect over the phone for at least one hour a month.
Our Sr. Global Advisors will host a total of six hour-long seminars for Young Global Leaders on an area of their expertise. Young Global Leaders are required to attend at least four seminars in order to graduate from the initiative. See our past seminars here.
New York Global Leaders Lions & Leos Club
Launched on February 5, 2016 – after three years of discussions – a Lions Club to serve members of our Board of Directors, Global Advisers, as well as Luce Leaders, Fellows, and Scholars. We now have access to 5,600 Lions members in New York City/Long Island.
Summer Initiative: May - August
Fall Initiative: September - December
Spring Initiative: January - April
The program fee is $2,500 per person with full scholarships available on an application basis.