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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

LegacyBuilder

Middle School Students

Investment: $599 USD all-inclusive.

*Payment plans available

 

The LegacyBuilder program is specially designed for middle school students to create a legacy of trust, empathy, and problem solving skills that will transform their middle school experience and beyond.

 

By experiencing the value of effective leadership, youth are primed to move through their lives purposefully, knowing their own personal power and determined to take bold and compassionate action to create the change they want to see.

 

A variety of eye-opening workshops, thrill-packed challenges, and insightful experiences leave middle schoolers with a clearer sense of direction, and greater respect for themselves, others, and the planet.

GameChanger

High School Students

Investment: $699 USD all-inclusive.

*Payment plans available

 

Our GameChanger  program is for any current high school student (graduating 2017-2020) that wants to take their leadership skills to the next level, hang out with like-minded world-changers, and have one of the absolute best weekends of their life.
 
Through inspiring keynote presentations, in-depth workshops, and challenging leadership simulations, students will improve their communication, strengthen their conflict resolution and stress management skills, and boost their ability to work as part of a high-performance team. 

 

Even better, they’ll make lifelong friends

in the process. 

TrendSetter

High School Students (Invite)

Investment: $699 USD all-inclusive.

*Payment plans available

 

Are you a currently-enrolled high school student that has already attended the CMI Leadership Summit? Then we’d like to extend a special invitation to join our exclusive Trendsetter  program.
 
Featuring advanced leadership skills training, career-planning workshops, and personalized coaching from the CMI staff, becoming a Trendsetter  will help take your leadership - and your life - to the next level!

 

Please note: the Trendsetter  program has a very limited number of openings each year - and we don’t want you to miss out.

Invitations are sent out immediately following your successful completion of the GameChanger program.

GroundBreaker

College/University (Age 18-23)

Investment: $699 USD all-inclusive.

*Payment plans available

 

If you’re a high school graduate that’s ready to become a leader of leaders, we want you

in our Groundbreaker program.
 
Groundbreaker  is the premiere leadership development program for individuals with previous leadership training and experience. Members will receive one-on-one coaching from our team, and have the opportunity to facilitate small-group and large-group events throughout the Summit. 

 

In addition, Groundbreakers  receive an automatic invite to apply for a position on the Count Me In team as a Legacy Coach.

 

Taking part in our exclusive Groundbreaker  program is an opportunity that could change your life, and spots will fill up FAST.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHEN IS THE NEXT SUMMIT?

Middle School Summit:  The next LegacyBuilder program will be held October 31-November 3, 2019, in Los Angeles.

High School Summit:      The next GameChanger and TrendSetter programs will be held May 22-25, 2020, in Toronto.

College Summit:              The next GroundBreaker program will be held May 22-25, 2020, in Toronto.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

Click here for this year's fees. Payment plans are available. Registration is all-inclusive, and covers programming, accommodations, meals, and much more.

Participants are responsible for their airfare and the cost of obtaining a passport and/or tourist visa (if applicable).

Roundtrip bussing from the airport to camp is always included.

ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?

Yes! We offer payment plans, so you can pay instalments over the course of several months.

WHERE DOES THE SUMMIT TAKE PLACE?

Our programs are held on beautiful camp grounds, offering premium facilities, gourmet meals, and stunning scenery - designed for maximum fun, comfort, and safety.

 
Our Middle School program is held at our stunning camp deep in the Angeles National Forest, 60 miles north of LAX (Los Angeles Airport).
Our High School & College program is held at our a state-of-the-art 143 acre camp facility in Waterford, Ontario, 80 miles west of YYZ (Toronto Pearson Airport).

AM I ELIGIBLE? HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND?

The Summit is designed for youth ages 11-23. We offer 4 programs: the LegacyBuilder program is for middle school students; the GameChanger program is for high school students; the Trendsetter program is for high school students attending the Summit for the second time; the Groundbreaker program is for high school graduates ages 18-23. Anyone from anywhere can apply to attend the Summit, and our current alumni network is spread across 6 continents.

WHAT IS THE #1 THING YOU LOOK FOR IN APPLICATIONS?

A willingness to learn, an eagerness to grow, and a unique perspective to share.

 

WHAT DO ACCOMMODATIONS LOOK LIKE?

A variety of cottage-style cabins and dormitories make up the accommodations, separated by gender and chaperoned overnight. Each room holds 8-14 students and has its own bathroom facilities. All cabins are a short (and beautiful) walk from the dining hall and main building.

IS THIS A FAITH BASED OR POLITICALLY DRIVEN PROGRAM?

NO, politics and religion are NOT part of our curriculum.

 

 

WILL THE CAMP SERVE NUT PRODUCTS?

Our camp is a 100% nut free facility.

 

 

WHAT ARE MEALS LIKE? CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD?

No food of any kind can be brought onto the camp grounds. But don't worry, our chef is awesome. Gourmet meals and snacks will be provided throughout the Summit, and we are able to meet just about any dietary requirement - whether you're vegan, pescatarian, or have an allergy to a specific shade of purple, we got you covered.

IS TRAVEL INCLUDED?

Participants are responsible for their airfare and the cost of obtaining a passport and/or tourist visa (if applicable).

Roundtrip bussing from the airport to camp is always included.

LegacyBuilder Program:

Upon request, all independently traveling participants will be chartered from Los Angeles International Airport to our camp at Canyon Creek in Lake Hughes (approximately 1.5 hours from the city). Roundtrip bussing from LAX to Camp is included. Students will leave LAX on Thursday afternoon and return to LAX on Monday afternoon. Participants are responsible for their airfare to Los Angeles (LAX) and the cost of obtaining a passport and/or tourist visa (if applicable).

I'M TRAVELING...WHAT DO I DO WHEN I LAND?

You're not alone! In fact, for many participants this is their first time leaving their state, country, or even flying on a plane!

To make things easy and stress free, our team will be easily identifiable at arrivals, ready to welcome you to Toronto or Los Angeles! Our chartered busses leave right from the airport, so you're in good hands every step of the way. 

WHAT DATE/TIME SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHTS FOR?

LegacyBuilder Program:

We recommend that all participants schedule flights that arrive no later than 3:15PM. Transportation to camp will leave LAX at 4:00pm. Departing flights should be scheduled no earlier than 6:00PM. We will ensure any unaccompanied minors are checked in and safe with their airline.
 

GameChanger, TrendSetter and GroundBreaker Programs:

We recommend that all participants schedule flights that arrive no later than 11:30AM. Transportation to camp will leave YYZ at 2:00PM.   Departing flights should be scheduled no earlier than 4:00PM.

WILL I EARN SCHOOL CREDIT / COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?

High School and College level students will receive a Training Certificate following the completion of the GameChanger, TrendSetter or GroundBreaker training program. In addition, High School and College students will earn 10 volunteer hours over the course of the Summit. If your school requires you to complete a certain number of community service hours in order to graduate, please bring your form to the Summit to be signed.
 

DO I NEED A VISA TO ATTEND?

You may need a visa to attend our Global Student Leadership Summit. International applicants who are based outside of the United States and/or Canada are responsible for obtaining their own passport/visa to travel to the US (Middle School Summit) or Canada (High School & College Summit). Please note that the Count Me In Leadership Summit’s responsibility is limited only to supplying the invitation letter to the event. Count Me In and All It Takes are not affiliated with US or Canadian embassies abroad, and have no ability to influence the embassies’ decisions on applicant visas.  Here's a simple tool to find out what document(s) you need in order to attend the High School or College Summit, hosted in Canada. Also, if you're under the age of 18, the Government of Canada has some additional travel info for you here. For our Middle School program, which is hosted in the United States, you can find visa information here.

 

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The Count Me In Global Student Leadership Summit unites top student leaders from around the world for a 4 day leadership camp training program. Produced by Count Me In, the world's youth-led movement.  Learn more about the organization at cmimovement.com  |  The Count Me In Global Student Leadership Summit is a joint program with All It Takes, a California based 501(c)3, Tax ID C2365200  |   All Rights Reserved © 2018 Count Me In Youth Initiative Inc.  |  Registered Charity Number: 827961442RR0001  |  800-799-6718

  The Global Student Leadership Summit brings together global young leaders and changemakers to tackle groundbreaking solutions and foster real action for sustainable development. The youth assembly is a global development training program empowering youth. University Scholarships. Endorsed by a lecturer Harvard, Stanford, MIT & UCLA, and TED Speakers.