IT ALL STARTED with one simple question
Can leadership be learned? 

The answer to that question came as a result of 10 years of research. It was simple yet decisive: ABSOLUTELY! And the earlier the better…

We have discovered that leadership is a great journey. It can evolve best if it was instilled at a young age allowing these young promising individuals to achieve and champion their fullest potential and discover what is possible to achieve in their lives.
That is why we set ourselves to launch the Youth Leadership Academy, a leadership specialized platform that acts as a beacon of Youth Development starting from the MENA region and continues across the world, with a specific vision to Build Nations Of Leaders.

We offer a variety of leadership centered programs delivered all through the year in an engaging and inspiring way. At YLA we bring a unique opportunity to guide students  through training and coaching to grow into visionary leaders capable of building their own success.

We prepare , shape, and empower students to lead themselves and others, communicate with confidence, think creatively, inspire others, and positively influence their future as they become contributing leaders in their prospective organizations and community at large.

We aim to impact the lives of students 14 to 17 years of age and help them develop a sense of confidence and perspective where leadership is seen as a means to significant accomplishment in all aspects of life and a tool for ongoing personal development.

To empower our youth through training and coaching to find their voice, inspire greatness, and move beyond limiting beliefs, igniting their will to fulfill their true authentic potential, build trust cultures, and grow into visionary leaders capable of building their own success.
We share a passion for continuous improvement and innovation to support our commitment to youth leadership excellence.
We hold deep commitment to empower youth vision to achieve rewarding results.
Our role is to inspire, motivate, and guide young and ambitious leaders.
Partnership ignites creativity and leverages resources. By building bridges within our community, we bring greater value to all.

Increase Awareness of Individual Strengths, Talents, Values, and Impact.
Clarify Purpose and Align a Compelling Vision of Future Success.
Cultivate Leadership Influence .
Build Self-Esteem that Sparks the Desire to Lead.
Build Career Pathways.
Establish Communication Channels and Guidelines.
Instill the Desire to Give Back and Empower Others.
Leverage Youth Ability To Inspire Trust.
Help Youth Embrace Collaboration to Connect People and Ideas.
Provide Practical Tools, Techniques and Experiences that will Boost and Support the Practice of Leadership.
Become Catalysts of Positive Change and Grow into Social Inspirations in Community.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies around the world.  EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on EY's promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for our people, clients and communities.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, EY has grown to over 6,000 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality.


EY recruits approximately 65,000 top talent around the world on an annual basis. EY's business stakeholders, who meet with applicants and assess their eligibility for a role at EY organization, agree that current and future generations need upskilling in leadership skills required for their future roles. This is why EY saw merit in collaborating with IBG on the Youth Leadership Program, which is targeted for high school students. Along with IBG, EY will be investing in our future leaders early on to make sure that they are well equipped with the right skill set required for any career path they decide to pursue.

At EY, the aim is to extend our legacy by changing the lives of our future leaders for the better.

IBG is a corporate consultancy, executive coaching and Talent Development firm specialized in the leadership field and Human Capital Optimization.

Its years of assessing and developing future leaders in organizations and supporting CEOs and organizations shape their vision for the future enabled IBG to identify what is required to be developed the roots of future development – The youth.

Its research to identify the qualities of the future leadership in the MENA region lead to the foundation of the Youth Leadership program.

leadership in the MENA region led to the foundation of the Youth Leadership program.IBG identified that by working on leadership development with the youth, chances are maximized for having better equipped human capital.

IBG launched its program in collaboration with EY and ESA to ensure a safe professional environment for the youth to explore new skills and competencies and thus experience a paradigm shift as contributing members in society with high impact.

Established in 1996 following an intergovernmental agreement between France and Lebanon, ESA is a Business School dedicated to the education of executives and managers in Lebanon and the Middle East and managed by the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

With its mission to form the elite of Lebanon and the region into the leaders of tomorrow, ESA has become a beacon of academic excellence within Lebanon, and a platform for interaction and meetings between Europe, the Middle East and Lebanon.

Paying keen attention to businesses and their needs, ESA assists them in developing their visions, and helps them better achieve their objectives by training and coaching their executives and managers.


The Youth and Leadership program aims to set a platform that supports the academic system in building leadership capabilities within the youth generation who will be the leaders of the future.