Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership – PSYL

The Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) is an intensive, interactive and experiential learning program for 15 to 18-year-olds . PSYL believes in the power of education to be real and relevant to the challenges facing the world and young people across the globe. Each summer, we build an international youth community committed to discovering who they are and what incredible change they can create.

Each day is a blend of educational, recreational, cultural and social activities — we want students to enjoy themselves at a safe, exceptional campus on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

PSYL is designed to strengthen the role young people play as community and world leaders and agents of positive change. Participants are encouraged to broaden their perspectives on key global issues and are offered opportunities to develop the skills they need – conflict resolution, facilitation, consensus decision making and action planning – to grow as leaders around the themes of peace, ecological sustainability, social justice and intercultural understanding. Students from British Columbia can receive 4 credits at the Grade 12 level through the External Credentials Program.