#TheLearningSpirit Youth Summit

Join us for our first Youth Summit!
Are you a young person that wants to make your community a better place? Would you like to make an impact in your community by co-creating art, gatherings, and collective actions with your friends? Attend the Academy for the Love of Learning’s inaugural Youth Summit!

Event Details

Date: August 2nd - August 6th, 2024
Time: Multi-day Event
Location: Academy Campus in Seton Village
Notes: Apply to attend the Youth Summit by filling out a short application. You will be asked to respond to five survey questions. In one to two weeks, we will follow up with a welcome email and an invitation to meet the Academy's Youth Planning Board on Zoom.
Friday the 2nd August | 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Saturday the 3rd August | 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Sunday the 4th August | 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Monday the 5th August | 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday the 6th August | 9:00am - 3:00 pm

What is the #TheLearningSpirit Youth Summit?

August 2-6, 2024 | The Youth Summit is a free event.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for! #TheLearningSpirit Youth Summit is a youth-led learning experience and ecosystem of co-creation, supporting young people in ushering in the new era of collective leadership. The Youth Summit is facilitated and led by the Academy’s Youth Planning Board, a collective of teen and young adult leaders, creatives, and change-makers.

From August 2 to 6, we will convene an imaginative group of young people and reflect on two questions: What is mine to do in the world? And how can I share what is mine to do with others by co-creating art, gatherings, or community actions? The Summit’s learning themes, listed below, will guide how we explore these questions.

  • Who Am I?// Hear + Recognize Your Voice
  • Who Are We?// Express and Share Your Voice
  • What Is It?// Collective Voice and Action in the World

We will share our stories, spend time in nature, learn from each other, and reflect on what we care about. Each learner will emerge from our shared experience with a personal keepsake, something they created during the Summit, or an action, an activity to share with their community.

Join us to explore collective leadership and reimagine our shared futures!

The Youth Summit is a free event. Apply to participate by clicking the button below.


Why should I participate in the Youth Summit?

If you want to connect with new people and co-create positive change in your community, this would be a great learning opportunity for you! You could be an artist, writer, activist, athlete, or still figuring out your interests.

By participating in the Youth Summit, you will practice expressing your voice, presenting your ideas, co-creating with peers, and sharing leadership. These skills can be applied to other extracurricular activities, school projects, or your own personal practices.

The Youth Summit will serve as a space for you to explore your interests, stories, and creativity.

Who should apply?

  • Age: 14-20
  • Availability: August 2-6, 2024 from 9am to 3pm
  • Permission: If under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

What is included in participation?

  • This is a free event.
  • Transportation to and from the Youth Summit
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Youth Summit participants will receive a notebook, totebag, and pen.
  • Opportunity to join the Academy’s Youth Planning Board and design the 2025 Youth Summit.

Apply to attend the Youth Summit

Does the Youth Summit seem like a fun and interesting experience? Apply to attend by filling out a short application!

The application asks you to reflect on five questions. You can share your answers as written responses or creative expressions — a painting, a poem, a recipe, a song, or a video — any medium that helps you express yourself in the most authentic way.

After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email. In one to two weeks, we will follow up with a welcome email and an invitation to meet the Academy’s Youth Planning Board on Zoom. After the meeting, we will email you a participant survey.

Apply at the button below.


Why is the Academy convening a Youth Summit?

The Academy for the Love of Learning works to awaken, enliven, nurture, and sustain a natural love of learning in people of all ages. We seek to find out how the world would change if people from all walks of life reimagined learning together – learning that emerges from doing what you love, finding a sense of purpose, and sharing your purpose with your community and the world. To better serve young people as an organization, we are working with a Youth Planning Board and convening a Youth Summit. We are interested in deepening our understanding of how young people find a sense of purpose and voice by exploring their interests, reflecting with peers, and co-creating the change they wish to experience in the world.

Questions? Email hanna@aloveoflearning.org 
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Academy Campus in Seton Village
Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Request more information

To learn more about #TheLearningSpirit Youth Summit use the form below to contact The Academy.