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 Scia’new 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.
12 July – 1 August, 2020

Now accepting applications!

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 a rising senior at a UWC? Apply to the organizing team 

From the blog
PSYL sparks a passion for the UWC movement

PSYL sparks a passion for the UWC movement

Reading Time: 4 minutes Past PSYL participant pursues a UWC education and returns to the summer program two years later to inspire a new generation on the Pearson campus.

Two Serendipitous Encounters…

Two Serendipitous Encounters…

Reading Time: 4 minutes The question was fairly simple, not to mention obvious. Why are you, Kacey (Katherine) Wilson, spending time on the Pearson campus this summer? But the answer was delightful — and spoke volumes about the cross-pollination of ideas and the commitment to student health and wellness that benefits all 17 UWC schools around the world.

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