The GCI, Inc. administers GCI programs and services through lectures, activities, events, and competitions. GCI youth participants are eligible to participate as K-12th graders and are encouraged to participate in the GCI Youth Academy until the completion of high school. Lectures and classes for youth participants include a wide range of activities aimed at significantly increasing the participant’s writing, communication, research, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills for academic and professional development and success.
GCI youth participants write and edit original speeches, research community issues and government policies, organize and host artistic and civic community events, practice leadership traits and procedures on the GCI Youth Council, partner with community leaders and organizations to improve the quality of life for all residents through community action and service learning projects, extemporaneously speak on current events, practice writing outlines and implementing essential writing elements, travel to regional and national conferences and competitions, develop business models and create new brands, compete in parliamentary and policy debates on political/economic/social issues, interpret literary compositions in prose and poetry through writing and performances; our participants answer the question and have fun while changing their lives and improving their communities. GCI youth services are administered and provided at GCI locations, partnering education institution’s campuses, juvenile detention centers, and community youth organizations.