Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs

The International Business and Leadership Internship Summit (ILBIS) is a first-of-its-kind program that pairs motivated high school students with corporate leaders to develop solutions for real-world problems faced by businesses in developing nations. Using problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, students address challenges their business partner currently faces by researching and designing potential solutions and presenting these solutions to a panel of business development experts. Imagine working with a fish farmer in the Birshi community in Bauchi State, Nigeria to help him provide more fish for the community, which ultimately increases food security in that region. Or, what if you were partnered with businesses in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Nigeria where the terrorist group Boko Haram originated?  Students will partner with local security companies entrusted with protecting local citizenry and businesses, secondary education schools designed to create an educated workforce, and electrical repair shops that are essential to improving living and economic conditions for the community. These are not simulations...this is real life!     

We are looking for the best and brightest 8th graders through 12th graders to join us at Georgetown University this summer to TRANSFORM THE WORLD using STEM  problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students are mentored by professionals from a variety of STEM professions during the week as they research, problem-solve, collaborate, create and communicate solutions using science, technology, engineering and math principals and concepts.       

Top student solution proposals developed this summer will receive a grant from our donors to implement their solutions during a one-year period!!! Our students transform the lives of business partners and the communities they serve using STEM!  

**RECEIVE $550 SCHOLARSHIP TOWARD SUMMER TUITION BY USING THIS CODE: LEGACY550  
(Contact Kristen Wojdan, Director of Student Leader Engagement, for more information: kwojdan@lichange.org) 

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Kristen
Last Name: 
Wojdan
Title: 
Director of Student Leader Engagement
Location: 
4410 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2008
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
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