Adolescent Summit | Montessori Education for Social Change
 

NAMTA, MISP, AMI and MMUN are organizing an inspiring and ambitious gathering of young adolescents this summer in Prague. It is to be the first time when young people will play such an important role within the International Montessori Congress.

The Prague Adolescent Summit will empower students by providing them with the tools needed to enact change in their communities and become social and environmental entrepreneurs.

What is the Prague Adolescent Summit (PAS)?

The Prague Adolescent Summit is the next logical step for students interested in becoming Earth Citizens. PAS is an immersive experience where students from all over the world aged 13-18 years will build on the foundation of their PAS preparatory work (sent upon registration)  and/or local Summit Experience to develop action plans to construct a more sustainable world ready to be implemented on their return home. 

Over the course of five days, Montessori and NGO experts will guide and mentor the participants. Participants will learn everything they need to know to implement a social action project of their own design in their home communities independently or in collaboration with others. The social action projects they design will be linked to the concept of Environmental Sustainability as found in the Earth Charter.

After the conference, students will be able to post videos, photos, progress reports and blogs on the Bridge App. They will even be able to conduct fundraising campaigns on the site for their project. Furthermore, all participants will be matched up with professional mentors, experts in their fields, who will be able to guide the students towards meeting their goals and refining their ideas.

What does PAS offer?

  • At PAS students will meet with Montessori and NGO experts who will help them gain a deeper understanding of the environmental problems affecting our local and global communities. They will be challenged to change their community.
  • PAS offers a holistic approach to understanding a problem. The scientific, historical, geographical, and political reasons behind problems are investigated and real world solutions are sought.
  • PAS offers tangible supports to young people to develop a social action project in their community. MMUN connects young people with environmental experts, and encourages students to undertake a project that is right for them and their community.
  • PAS participants are taught project management skills so that on return to their home communities they have the tools to undertake a social action plan connected to Environmental Sustainability.
  • PAS participants create a social action project they are passionate about, and with the support of mentors, define their goals and plan of action.
  • PAS participants tackle a real problem. They also report on their outcomes – positive or negative.

Programme

The PAS programme can be downloaded here.

Who can come to PAS?

  • All students 13 – 18 years old
  • All students must have chaperons if they are under 18 years of age
  • Students who have submitted a project proposal before coming to the PAS
  • Project proposal must be submitted to jcunningham@montessori-mun.org, she together with her team review the proposal and if anything is incomplete they will contact the student back requiring revisions within a week.

Requirements

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult (parent/chaperon)
  • The recommended ratio is a maximum of 8 students for each adult
  • Chaperons/parents must stay with students at the same dorm; they are responsible for accompanying them from dormitory and summit  to the canteen for meals and collect them at the Summit venue at the end of each day's session
  • Chaperons/parents can stay with students at the Summit  as observers. There will be special seating for observers in the back of the room; alternatively chaperons may leave but they need to be back on time to pick the students up for meals or at the end of the programme.
  • The price for Chaperons  is the same as for students.

Registration

Type Price
1. Registration incl. accommodation – single room 350 €
2. Registration incl. accommodation – triple room 330 €
3. Registration w/o accommodation 300 €
4. Registration programme only 240 €

 
Delegate registration fee includes

1.and 2. Registration incl accommodation

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in dormitory
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Entry to the International Montessori Congres – specific parts of the programme
  • 5 day adolescent programme
  • Conference materials
  • A public transport pass for the duration of the conference

 

3. Registration w/o accommodation

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Entry to the International Montessori Congres – specific parts of the programme
  • 5 day adolescent programme
  • Conference materials
  • A public transport pass for the duration of the conference

 

4. Registration programme only

  • Entry to the International Montessori Congres – specific parts of the programme
  • 5 day adolescent programme
  • Conference materials
  • A public transport pass for the duration of the conference

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