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COVID-19 | CAMPUS UPDATE

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, our campus is currently closed to non-essential visitors and and the 22nd Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership has been deferred to next summer, July 11-31, 2021.

Want to make a difference in the world?

The Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership is designed to strengthen the role young people play in building a more just and equitable world. For 3 weeks this summer, come learn with peers from around the world and inspiring educators in an immersive, experiential, and transformative program. Develop your capacity to build diverse and inclusive movements and teams working towards social and ecological justice.

Join us at PSYL

Experience the Pacific.

We are grateful that we can gather, live and learn in the inspired setting of Vancouver Island, on the unceded territory of the Sc’ianew First Nation. At PSYL we learn on the shores of the Salish Sea, and amid British Columbia’s spectacular old-growth forests. We explore the ways in which this place is shaped both by global forces and its unique history, and the diverse forms of leadership required to move the needle towards justice and equity in this context.

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Join us at PSYL.
July 11-31, 2021

Applications will open in the fall.

Are you 15-18 years old this summer and looking for the experience and network to develop your leadership? Enroll as a participant 

Are you an experienced educator, recent PSYL alum, or current student at a UWC? Apply to the organizing team 

From the blog
PSYL 2020 – we hope to see you in 2021

PSYL 2020 – we hope to see you in 2021

After much deliberation, we recently made the difficult decision to not convene PSYL in 2020, informed by the realities and most probable trajectories of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PSYL alumni around the world take meaningful action on pressing global issues and challenges confronting their communities. The program relies on the generosity of individual donors and supporters like you to make this experience accessible to deserving youth regardless of their ability to pay. Consider making a contribution to PSYL today.
PSYL is a summer program for youth hosted by Pearson College UWC, one of 18 schools and colleges in the UWC movement.

Email us at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca
Call us at 250 391 2411
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, BC, Canada
V9C 4H7


Email us at psyl@pearsoncollege.ca
Call us at 250 391 2411
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, BC, Canada
V9C 4H7