Youth Global Outreach (YG) is excited to offer an exclusive experience located at Stanford University. Participants, girls & boys age 13-17, will live on campus in student residences, pursue valuable enrichment courses & experience the most innovative environment in the world
Our core curriculum is based on leadership & team values, innovation & life experience. Our daily lessons, team activities, events & excursions develop skills necessary for success & prepare the next leaders of the world for next generation society
Put the Wooden lessons to work with daily team-oriented activities geared toward honing new skills & creating lasting growth
Training led by former Harvard scholar athlete & YG staff, utilizing outstanding recreational & learning facilities
See how much you can accomplish when working together & putting the team first
A dynamic guest lecturing schedule, including Stanford faculty & staff, & leaders of innovation from the Silicon Valley
Visit global leading tech firms & world famous local attractions throughout the Silicon Valley & Bay Area
Develop an idea that benefits the world included in our active learning phase
Our experience includes introductory sessions with Stanford's recruiting & admissions team, as well as tailored life goal setting sessions with key YG staff
Our enrichment lessons, guest mentor sessions & extraordinary events provide participants valuable knowledge, experience & relationships to reach their full potential
STANFORD UNIVERSITY & SILICON VALLEY
Campus Housing, Dining & Recreation
Accelerator participants have the opportunity to experience life at Stanford University from the perspective of an incoming undergraduate student, including use of student residences, full dining privileges & outstanding recreational facilities throughout the campus
More information on our facilities @ https://rde.stanford.edu/studenthousing/crothers-hall
& recreational opportunities @ http://www.recreation.stanford.edu
"Stay hungry, stay foolish"
Travel Arrival & Departure Logistics
The YG team (mentioned below) will greet every participant, particularly our international participants @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - Local participants will be welcomed on Stanford campus & international participants received & shuttled to campus
More information about SFO @ https://www.flysfo.com/services-amenities/traveling-with-groups
For international passengers @ https://www.flysfo.com/flight-info/international
& B-2 Tourist Visas @ https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html
The "Silicon Valley"
COACH JOHN R. WOODEN
"Success is the peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable."
John R. Wooden, affectionately known as "Coach", led UCLA to record wins that are still unmatched in the world of basketball. Throughout his long life, he shared the values & life lessons he passed to his players, emphasizing a definition of success that encompasses much more than winning
Born in 1910, Coach Wooden was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player & coach, while ESPN ranks him as the greatest coach of all time, across all sports. In his 40 years at UCLA, he mentored legends such as Bill Walton & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He has created a model, the Pyramid of Success™, & authored several publications to impart his insight on achievement to others, including the Wooden Course.
“Coach Wooden is a humble, private man who has selflessly given up his life to make other people’s lives better... John Wooden gave us the necessary tools to overcome the adversity & obstacles that he knew from the beginning would always be in our way. He taught us to find a source of motivation to inspire us to ever higher levels of preparation & work.” — Bill Walton
More on Coach Wooden @ http://www.coachwooden.com/
Our Leadership Committee is made up of some of the brightest people in the world, leading some of the most influential movements in human development. This includes leaders among Stanford's faculty, staff & student body, as well as the Silicon Valley & beyond, including innovators, athletes & coaches
Our faculty sponsor, Dr. Tim Stearns, is an American biologist, & is the Frank Lee & Carol Hall Professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University, with appointments in the Department of Genetics and the Cancer Center in the Stanford Medical School. He is the chairman of the Department of Biology, & is an HHMI Professor. Dr. Stearns is also a member of JASON, a scientific advisory group, & is an affiliated faculty member of the Stanford Center for International Security & Cooperation. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Biology of the Cell, & is considered a leader in important field of study
Liam is an All-Ivy League Harvard scholar athlete, global finance professional, with nearly 10 years of business experience in New York, Shanghai & Hong Kong, as well as a seasoned coach & mentor with experience at collegiate & professional levels. Liam will be responsible for daily administration of the Accelerator program & instruction of the John R. Wooden Course
Cecile has nearly 10 years of experience planning events for global financial institutions Citibank & BNP Paribas, including the world famous Hong Kong Rugby Sevens World Series. She is a native of Hong Kong, & was educated in Stamford, UK through 6th form & at Hong Kong Baptist University where she earned a degree in international journalism
Davis is a recent honors graduate from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, & is a California native with extensive knowledge, experience & relationships across the Silicon Valley & Bay Area. With over 4 years experience as a tutor for young students, Davis leads the design & coordination of our extensive activities package on campus