Leading the Way

Developed in partnership with world-renowned blind mountaineer and Board member Erik Weihenmayer, our Leading the Way program unites students of mixed abilities on incredible adventures around the world. With help from another Board member, Bill Barkeley, Leading the Way has grown to include programs for students with varying hearing abilities. Participants gain unparalleled skills as leaders who focus on building a shared vision, encouraging independence and teamwork, learning from mistakes, questioning assumptions, promoting trust and embracing adversity. All participants learn the adaptive skills necessary to fulfill their roles as members of a diverse team striving to accomplish a common goal.

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2014 Program Details

Leading the Way Sound Academy for Blind, Visually Impaired and Sighted Students:

Cost: $480 + airfare to Phoenix, AZ. Thanks to generous scholarship support, we have been able to keep costs as low as we can for participants.
Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2014.  You must arrive in Phoenix, Arizona by noon on June 22nd and your flight must depart out of Phoenix after 1pm on July 3rd.
Location: Upper Half of Colorado River
Ages: 15 - 19

Leading the Way Rim to River for Students of Various Hearing Abilities

Cost: $480 + airfare to Phoenix, AZ. Thanks to generous sponsor support, we have been able to keep costs as low as we can for participants.
Dates: June 28 - July 10, 2014.  You must arrive in Phoenix, Arizona by noon on June 28th and your flight must depart out of Phoenix after 1pm on July 10th.
Location: Lower Half of Colorado River
Ages: 15 - 19

Eligibility

Which LTW Program is right for me?

This program is designed for students ages 15-19. If you fall outside of this age range but would still like to participate in Leading the Way, please contact Janie Welsh at LeadingTheWay@GlobalExplorers.org. Ideal candidates demonstrate leadership experience and leadership potential in their application.

How to Apply

The application is now closed as the 2014 travelers have been chosen!  Please look for our upcoming 2015 applications to become available soon!

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