Young Leaders in Education About Diversity (YLEAD)

  • YLEAD 2017

    YLEAD 2017

    "This was absolutely the most greatest experience I have had. I came in with a very small knowledge on social justice, but I emerged more conscious of my actions and role and more aware of the issues that surround me on a day to day basis. It truly was transformative."

  • YLEAD 2017

    YLEAD 2017

    "What was most impactful was meeting people from other organizations on and off campus in addition to the Peer Leader's experience at Georgetown. Hearing how involved and passionate they are and also how much you can really make a difference on campus made me extremely excited to be here. But truthfully, hearing others be vulnerable and seeing their growth was what was most impactful."

  • YLEAD 2017

    YLEAD 2017

    "ALL of YLEAD was impactful - you can't make me choose! I thought I knew myself and my place in society, but boy, was I wrong. YLEAD was the illumination I didn't know I needed. It challenged everything I thought I knew and helped me become the person I've always wanted to be - confident, with a purpose, and comfortable in my own skin."

  • YLEAD 2017

    YLEAD 2017

    "I learned a lot about identities I don't share. I also learned a lot about myself in the context of both Georgetown and the world. But most of all, I learned how I can work towards the changes I want to see in the world."

August 19-25, 2017

YLEAD is a week-long leadership program for first-year students and transfer students who are interested in and passionate about diversity and social justice. This pre-orientation program seeks to engage Georgetown students in the exploration of their identities and in reflective dialogues about diversity, with the goal of encouraging them to effect positive change on campus and in their communities.

YLEAD seeks to foster dialogue, reflection, and action around complex issues including but not limited to ability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and social class. Twenty incoming students are selected each year to work closely with peer leaders to examine and tackle issues related to the intersections of identity, power and privilege dynamics in society, as it relates to themselves.

YLEAD participants have the opportunity to meet leaders from the local Washington D.C. community, converse with student leaders from campus organizations and cultural groups, as well as ask critical questions of Georgetown faculty and administrators—including staff from the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA).

Email: ylead@georgetown.edu