The Tony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) is a five-day program providing an environment designed to boost summit participants into leadership roles that will change their lives and that of their communities.
The format of GYLS includes small group discussions, hands-on
service learning experiences, leadership simulation games and
exercises. Dynamic keynote speakers from around the world present
topics designed to enable summit participants to identify their
own particular leadership strengths. At the conclusion of GYLS,
participants are encouraged to identify personal goals and a
commitment to community service.
Monday, July 29:
Staff, Team Leaders, Youth Leaders, Captains, and Youth Captains
Tuesday, July 30:
Ambassadors and Alumni arrive
Wednesday, July 31 to Saturday, August 3:
Sunday, August 4:
Departures - All youth participants must depart campus no later
than 11 AM PST.
University of San Diego Campus,
San Diego, California, USA
Housing will be provided on campus in dormitories.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS UNTIL ALL SPOTS ARE FILLED. IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGE FOR ALL TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THE BEST ODDS OF BEING ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM.
1. Your initial application needs to be completed in one session.
You have a total of 120 minutes (2 hours) per session to
complete the application before it timeouts and resets without
2. Please have the documents, listed below, ready PRIOR to
starting your application.
3. Remember to allocate enough time in your schedule to complete
application. Application can only be saved upon submission.
4. Approximate completion time is 30-60 minutes for Ambassadors.
Approximate completion time is 60+ minutes for Alumni, Youth
Leaders, Youth Captains, and Captains.
AMBASSADOR & ALUMNI PROGRAM FEES:
Ambassador and Alumni Participants who apply prior to Monday, April
1, 2019 will receive early bird pricing of $650 if and when
approved. Fees after Monday, April 1, 2019 are $750.
Please note any payments submitted after Wednesday, May 1, 2019
HAVE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION READY:
Photo I.D. or Passport: This document must have the date of birth to verify the age. It cannot be a personal photo.
One (1) Letter of Recommendation
from teacher, counselor, mentor, employer, etc. from someone
outside the GYLS and Tony Robbins environment and has not
participated. Letter should be typed on official letterhead,
include contact information with title and position and be
dated within the current year.
List of previous volunteer or community service projects.
Note: Youth Leaders, Youth Captains, and Captains will be
required to upload an outline listing name of organizations,
contact information, volunteer hours, services performed, and
skills learned from each experience.
AGE REQUIREMENTS & ROLES:
All youth attendees range from 14 to 17 years old.
Ambassador (14-16) - Waitlist Only:
First time participants who have NEVER attended a previous GYLS. Waitlisted.
Alumni (15-17): No longer accepting applications.
Returning participants who have been to ONE previous GYLS and have
the desire to further their Leadership skills in addition to
helping guide the first-time Ambassador participants. No longer accepting applications; at capacity.
Youth Leader (16-18):
The highest level of applicants, Youth Leaders have previously
been to GYLS as an Ambassador AND as an Alumni. Application will
be reviewed and nominated by Team Leaders from the
previous year’s Summits. Highly competitive role, with less than 20 accepted.
Youth Captain (18-21):
Youth Captains have attended the previous years as a
youth participant (Ambassador, Alumni, and/or Youth Leader). They
are returning to support the event from a logistical standpoint
and the Captains in their role.
Captains are adult leaders who have a desire to help today’s
youth become tomorrow’s leaders. They serve as adult chaperones and provide logistical support throughout program.
**NOTE: ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
If application and profile are not filled out prior to event,
the applicant will not be permitted to attend.
Thank you for your interest in Tony Robbins Global Youth
Leadership Summit 2019!
You can find more information on housing, location, updates and more on our website.