The Global Connections Leadership and Innovation program is a program developed by the Youth Learning Institute (YLI) of Clemson University. YLI has created youth learning programs since 1935 and hosts thousands of young people every year at one of its learning sites. With decades of experience in youth programming and access to the resources and expertise of a large research university, Clemson YLI has the capacity and vision to offer robust and sustainable youth learning programs.
The Leadership and Innovation sessions take place on the main campus and in surrounding communities. Program housing is just a short drive from campus in Pickens, SC at the YLI Headquarters. All sessions are facilitated by Clemson faculty and staff, with the assistance of leaders and entrepreneurs from area businesses and organizations. For more information, please see our FAQ section.