North Korean Youth Program

Leadership Program

Today, many of the North Koreans who arrived in South Korea as children have graduated from high school and are entering university. As university students, these students have a world of possibilities ahead of them, and many aspire to be future leaders. Since 2005, NKHR’s Leadership Program has helped these college students hone their leadership skills, responsibility, and self-confidence, while also providing practical career and academic guidance. The students in the Leadership Program will play important roles bridging the gap between North and South Korea during reunification. The Leadership Program consists of a summer training program and monthly meetings to discuss current events and topics of interest. The sessions are led by the students and are designed to strengthen their critical thinking, logical reasoning, and public speaking skills. The students also visit cultural and historical sites. The program also aims to instill a sense of responsibility to give back to the community. Since 2013, NKHR and the Korean American Sharing Movement have taken a group of North Korean university students to Washington D.C and New York. Every summer, the students spend three weeks visiting international organizations and historical sites; meeting policy-makers; and attending lectures by experts in fields such as economics, politics, democracy, and international relations. The trip provides the students with a global perspective and helps prepare them to be future leaders of the Korean peninsula.

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Visit to Poland through U-Bridge Program
Leadership Program
Visit to Poland through U...
NKHR prepared the U-Bridge Programto foster North Korean students res#101ttling in ROK to learn transitional justice by visiting Poland and to grow as future leaders preparing for aunited Korea.Six s#101lected students joined the Program and took lessons regarding Korean unification and transitional justice from May 19 to July 1 before leaving to Poland on […]
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NKHR Leadership Program goes to Washington D.C. and New York City
Leadership Program
NKHR Leadership Program g...
&nbsp Learning and understanding what difference means Miri Cha Program Officer, Education Team In July 2015, nine college students—six North Korean students resettling in South Korea, and three South Korean students—participated in NKHR’s Washington Leadership Program. The students spent three weeks in Washington D.C. and New York learning about democracy and sharing their experiences […]
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