An intensive, 12-week leadership experience that equips students worldwide with powerful skills for a lifetime of social impact. Designed as a 5-7 hour per week commitment, the Academy adds an enriching layer of purpose to high school, college, travel, or work.
A deep, 8-month immersion where students live alongside the global majority in Brazil, Ecuador or India and develop the insights, skills, and network to become the leaders our world needs. Fellows build language fluency, develop resilience, and become part of a community a world away from home.
“And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
About Momo Manalang R.
Momo is passionate about music, performance poetry and embodying advocacy through art. She hopes her work will instill a conversation that bolsters the voices of marginalized groups, particularly issues that regard race and gender. Apart from her ambitions, she has competed in Brave New Voices with Miami's Tigertail Wordspeak Team. She has also won a Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and American Voices Medal in Scholastic's Art and Writing. Her goal for the year is to compile poems and essays, depicting Pune, India and personal growth, and is also eager to learn more about transgender rights and ethnic disparities present in her host country. As saying goes, "There is no earthly bliss not watered by tears. - Filipino Proverb."