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Harvard Youth Lead the Change Middle-East

Published on August 19, 2023


Harvard Youth Lead the Change Middle-East

An In-Person event

Harvard Youth Lead the Change Conference MIDDLE EAST 2024

Created By Harvard Professors Taught By Harvard Mentors


” The most innovative 4 day  leadership workshop for high school students from Grades 8-12

27th December –
30th December 2023
8:00 am to
4:00 pm GST
Grade 8 -12
15th December 2023
5000 + VAT
27th December –
30th December 2023
8:00 am to
4:00 pm GST
Grade 8 -12
15th December 2023
5000 + VAT

Priority Deadline

15th October 2023

The Program will run offline at the B.D. Somani International School, Mumbai. Priority Deadline applicants will get preference
Course Fees for B.D Somani International Students & BRG Alums: INR 70,000 + 18% GST.

Participated in by Students from the World's Leading Schools.

Students Love Harvard YLC

"YLC was an amazing experience. I Learned alot about leadership, made friends worldwide. The conference was well-organized and inspiring. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to broaden their perspective on leadership and make meaningful connections."

Freya Grade 9, Oberoi International School, Mumbai

"I found the conference to be both inspiring and transformative. I truly loved the opportunity to interact with so many people from around the country, each offering different perspectives. These diverse ideas and visions came together in a remarkable way, culminating in the creation of our social change project. That experience was undoubtedly the highlight of the program for me!”

Saira Chahal Grade 10, Strawberry Fields High School

"This conference was truly exhilarating. Although i found the conference to be absolutely amazing, the best part was meeting like-minded people from across the country and that opens up so many possibilities. The Mentors know so much - be it women's rights or biomedical or computer science - I loved speaking and learning from them!”

Anushka Tandon Grade 9, Dhirubhai Ambani School

“I loved how absolutely engaging the conference was. Meeting so many great people from across the country was amazing!”

Tanvi YLC 2023, Pathways World School, Gurgaon

“YLC is a great opportunity to learn from diverse communities, improve communication and leadership skills, and gain invaluable mentorship for success. Everyone should Attend YLC, as it's an incredible place with amazing people to develop as a leader and better oneself.”

Sahithi Grade 10, Future kid's School, Hyderabad

“The YLC conference is very action-provoking. It has taught me that if I’m passionate about something I must push harder and try to be an achiever even at an early age. That way, YLC has made me feel empowered.”

Shizah Kashmir Grade 12, Gems Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis

“All the mentors were well trained and they used creative techniques to teach us. The use of psychology or the storytelling method were subtle ways of teaching leadership. Moreover, the conference was very unique mainly because you were talking to us like we were adults capable of making a change in our own way.”

Tanya Tilokani Grade 12, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

“I learned so many things that I can use in the future. The conference was engaging and so much fun - truly a different experience! Also I loved the crowdfunding session and the energisers!”

Aaminah YLC 2022, B.D Somani International School

“I have become so much more confident in presentation and doing something on the stage. I feel I can appeal to a crowd just by talking to them which I didn't feel before. The main reason why I would recommend it is because of the counselors, they were great.”

Raeed Zainuddin Grade 8, Sun Beams High School, Bangladesh

Get to know the Program

Learn how this program serves as a launchpad for the next generation of innovative leaders.

Experience the thrill of being part of an exclusive cohort! We believe in fostering a close-knit learning environment, and to ensure that, we're limiting our class size to just 80 seats. This is your golden opportunity to be part of a select group, where you'll enjoy personalized attention and mentorship. Please keep in mind that on average we receive 2000+ applications for the Youth Leadership Conference.

Unleash the leader in you!

Conducted by Mentors, the Youth Lead the Change Conference transforms high school students like you into the confident problem-solvers, collaborators and communicators, who will solve global issues and lead the change of tomorrow.

Over the 5 day course, students work in a mentor-led group to understand a global issue – whether it is climate change, mental health, or poverty – and develop a social change project to address it. On finishing the program, there is an opportunity to receive mentorship for an entire year, to implement their project.

What makes the workshop unique is that our mentors are not lecturers, but current students of Harvard University who have garnered invaluable experience and training at a young age, and know what it takes to implement social change. But perhaps more importantly, they understand the nuances and challenges of growing up in the 21st century. Hence, they break down intimidating age-based authority structures and become relatable advisors and friends to you, through a plethora of hands-on activities!

The workshop is in extremely high demand and has traveled across the world to places like Japan, Myanmar, Colorado, Dubai, and Puerto Rico.

Gain Leadership
Skills that Lead Change
Innovative hands
on curriculum
A Certificate
of Accomplishment
1 Year Free Mentorship
from Harvard Mentors
Develop a Social
Change Project



Focus on what constitutes leadership, Introduction to social change projects and change based reflections. Empathy, Self-Awareness, Trust, Discernment and Positive Attitude


The Leader in
Each of Us

Look into what kind of a leader you are, map out your personality and understand smart goals. Creativity, Innovation, Design Thinking, Organisation, Conflict Resolution and Planning


Leading Alongside

Learn about different situational leadership styles, negotiation and problem mapping. Negotiation, Communication, Cohesion, Clarity, Adapting and Courage
learn to


Leading by

Analyse various leadership videos and TED talks to understand the nuances of leadership. Community Building, Project Planning, Task Management, Team Dynamic Analysis


Leading with Your Voice

Develop your public speaking skills by deep diving into elevator pitches, debating and defending your opinions. Confidence, Presentation Skills, Task Management and Teamwork


Preparation and Introspection

Reflect with a special focus on letter writing to self, understanding narratives and working on your final social change projects. Self-Reflection, Confidence and Encouragement

Who Should Participate?

Meet your Harvard Mentors

YLC is led by Harvard undergraduate students who are leaders in their own communities. Differentiating this program are the student teachers and their youthful perspective on leadership development. Reliable and relatable, the teachers serve as advisors and friends to the students, breaking down intimidating age-based authority structures. With tremendous enthusiasm for both teaching and learning, the teaching team constantly learns from the students, adapts to their interests and needs, and builds lasting relationships that continue after the program through formal and informal mentorship opportunities.

Words from those Who Took Our Course (And Loved it)

Words from those Who Took Our Course (And Loved it)

Real-life Social Impact made by our Change makers!

Our students get the unique opportunity to implement actual change in their communities during and beyond the duration of our program. From crowdfunding for underprivileged school children to launching campaigns against sexual violence, check out a few of our change makers’ projects here!

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