The Filipino Young Global Leadership Program
What the Program is About
What You Will Gain from the Program
Your Program Journey
Sense-making is the process of finding meaning, taking stock of participants’ experiences as diasporic Filipinos in the U.S., and how connected or disconnected you are from your identity and history.
The process of sense-making leads to a greater critical consciousness, or the ability to question assumptions and preconceived notions, as well as an openness to learning, unlearning, and growth.
Agency, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship
Transformation shifts from the internal to the external through the development of agency–the ability to and knowledge of how to use your voice, thought, and action–in the form of civic engagement and global citizenship.
Alumni (2023 Pioneer Cohort)
Get to know these 20 amazing young students of Filipino descent from across the United States who formed our pioneer cohort. They are deeply interested in exploring their identity, learning more about their Filipino history and heritage, and growing as leaders.
mid April to mid May on WEEKENDS
Four weekend online sessions, 90 minutes each, prepare participants for their in-person immersive experience and start building a strong community of support.
Learn more about the program, your cohort and yourself through an interactive session of self-discovery and an introduction to the practice of journaling.
Filipino history & Culture
Learn about the evolution of the Philippines from the pre-colonial period to its present as a vibrant democracy, and explore the islands’ geography, languages, culture, food, and diversity.
Filipino Immigrant History
Learn how Filipinos have contributed to shaping the global ecosystems by exploring key events in the immigrant history across the world, and begin preparing for the immersive experience in the Philippines.
Learn “Filipino culture universals” in dance, song, language, and food, and reflect on the connection between your values, leadership ability and identity.
Session 5 [optional]
Learn some basic Filipino words that will help participants make the most out of their immersive experience across the Philippine islands
Frequently Asked Questions
Philippine Immersive Experience
We are working on more exciting projects to foster a deeper appreciation for our rich and diverse living heritage including a possible online library of resources related to Filipino global history and information celebrating Filipino excellence across the world.
To do our best work and to achieve greater impact in diasporic global communities, it is imperative for us to collaborate with other organizations that have a related mission to ours, to build a strong heritage network.