Global Youth Village, a project of Legacy International

Surround yourself by nature with inspiring teens, fostering a spirit of hope & respect in others

Legacy International equips emerging leaders to transform their values and vision into sustainable success. We train and mentor community leaders, youth, and professionals, helping them to develop and implement practical, community-based solutions to critical issues. Community by community, we strive to leave a lasting Legacy of hope, tolerance, and community engagement.

The Global Youth Village (GYV) brings together our diverse array of "practical idealists" to an 80 acre site in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills of Virginia. The lush woodlands, complete with hiking trails, organic garden, pond and stream provide a peaceful environment. GYV is midway between Bedford & Smith Mountain Lake in a rural farming region, near the cities of Roanoke & Lynchburg.