Developing Global Leaders – Bringing hope and creativity to the task of breaking the cycle of poverty​ around the world

 

Developing Global Leaders – Bringing hope and creativity to the task of tackling problems of poverty around the world

 

In DGL, we are convinced that trained, equipped, and well-mentored leaders​ will play strategic roles in business, politics, and other professions. These emerging leaders are bringing hope and creativity to the task of breaking the cycle of poverty in the developing world.

​HERE's HOW IT ​WORKS​ ​

Students are nominated​ to apply to the program by local and national Young Life leadership based on:

 

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • A heart to serve their community
  • Their capacity to succeed in university and influence their community after graduation
  • A history of involvement with Young Life
  • A personal relationship with Jesus
  • Economic need

 

STUDENTS ARE MATCHED ​ WITH A FINANCIAL SPONSOR – $250/MO FOR 4 YEARS PROVIDES:

 

  • Full tuition and school-related expenses
  • Ongoing Young Life leadership training
  • Small living stipend

While in the program, students are expected​ to:

 

  • Be enrolled full-time in a local university and maintain a B average or better
  • Continue serving as an excellent leader with Young Life
  • Replicate their impact by recruiting new leaders
  • Submit progress reports every six months and communicate with donors every quarter
  • Be involved in a local church
  • Participate in Young Life’s Leadership Development Training
  • Meet regularly with a mentor

Dr. Mario Berrios Castro, DGL Alumnus, currently serves as a physician in an orthopedic ward of a local hospital in Chinandega, Nicaragua. READ HIS STORY.

A future​ of possibilities

  • Nearly one-third of DGL graduates​ continue with Young Life as full-time staff members, some recently advancing to senior level leadership roles.
  • Others embark on professional careers in a wide variety of fields including education, medicine, engineering, finance, business, legal and social work.
  • Many Developing Global Leaders go on to become regular financial supporters of Young Life​ while some also stay involved as local volunteers.

​Join our community of generous ​supporters​ ​

Chris and Amber Kern and their family support a DGL student in the Dominican Republic, an experience that has opened doors of friendship and international opportunities to their children.

Private BUSINESSES AND foundations

Corporate sponsors​ support the work of DGL in generous and creative ways and provide the necessary capital to award scholarships year after year. LEARN MORE ABOUT CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Raley Parker, franchise owner, incorporated a DGL display in his Jersey Mike's restaurants to encourage his customers to get involved with Young Life locally and globally.​ READ MORE HERE
DGL Sponsor and owner of Georgia Kitchens, Joe Laboon has integrated DGL in his showroom and challenges his customers to get involved. HEAR HIS STORY

Young Life areas

and regions

Many local Young Life areas and regions across the U.S. and the world have been important trailblazers in the mission​ by sponsoring DGL students. For example, Young Life Broomfield/Adams County, CO sponsored a DGL student in Belize who now serves as country director of Belize. Broomfield's donors appreciate being able to make a local and global impact through their giving. It's a win-win-win opportunity.

​Hear what Zach Kreeger, Area Director, and others have to say about the experience of sponsoring a DGL student WATCH VIDEO.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SPONSOR A DGL STUDENT?

A full DGL scholarship is $250/month for four years – a total investment of $12,000. However, you can sponsor a student at any level starting at just $25/month.

WHAT DOES A DGL SPONSORSHIP (SCHOLARSHIP) PROVIDE?

A DGL scholarship provides 4-year, full-ride scholarship tuition to a university in the student's home country. DGL students also receive ongoing leadership training, mentoring, and in some cases, a small living stipend.

HOW CAN $250/MONTH BE ENOUGH FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION?

Because of the modest cost of college tuition at most universities in the countries where DGL students live, $250/month is enough to provide DGL students access to college and funds for related school expenses.

CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH THE DGL STUDENT I SPONSOR?

YES! We encourage you to reach out to the DGL student you sponsor via the student's DGL blog, a platform designed for students to share school and ministry updates, prayer requests, and photos. Many DGL students have social media accounts where sponsors can interact with them. We have found that sponsors and students who interact regularly are mutually encouraged and blessed, sometimes even forming lifelong friendships. We also encourage sponsors to join us on one of our ​ trips where you'll have the opportunity to meet DGL students, perhaps even your own.

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