Young Change Makers
Comprehensive preparation for international education
Young Change Makers is an immersive and dynamic course for driven and innovative students. It guides students to engage with current events and learn key 21st century skills to foster change in their community and the world as well as offering a challenging and modern approach to preparing students for their future university and professional careers.
Located at, and in partnership with The Village School Houston, Young Change Makers offers students modern facilities in a safe and secure location.
Full-board or day
B2 (upper intermediate)
Designed to give students a head-start in preparing for future university and career paths, the course provides 28 hours of academic tuition that helps to foster intellectual curiosity, confidence, leadership, and critical thinking skills whilst providing a rounded understanding of global issues.
The Young Change Makers syllabus is arranged around a weekly theme drawn from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a shared framework for achieving peace and prosperity across the world. These topics are increasingly important to teenagers and future leaders. The weekly sessions are:
(Week 1) Goal 13. Climate Action
(Week 2) Goal 16. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Bucksmore Young Change Makers requires an upper- intermediate level of English (B2)
The age range for students on the Bucksmore Young Change Makers is 13-18
All of our tutors have a passion for their subject and a wealth of teaching experience. Many Bucksmore Tutors are Oxbridge or top UK & US university alumni. Tutorials are designed specifically by each tutor and are tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programmes.
A dynamic visiting lecturer is invited to inspire students and help enrich their experience on programme.
Theory lessons are uniquely designed to complement the weekly theme in order to engage students in current events and the context of the programme. This is where students can also ask questions specific to them and their individual university/academic journey.
Interactive learning & projects
Throughout the week, students work together to research their project before performing or presenting their projects in the final project session. Teamwork encourages students to practice their leadership and negotiation skills as well as learning how to work with a range of different personalities.
Activities & Excursions
The activities and excursions timetable is planned and organised by the dedicated team of staff who aim to create as many memorable and fun experiences as possible for students.
Sample Social Programme
Space Centre Houston
|Saturday||Arrivals||Arrivals||Welcome Ceremony | Keynote Speaker|
|Sunday||Academic Tutorials||Excursion||Project Introduction|
|Tuesday||Academic Tutorials||Debate Workshop: Critical Thinking||Activity|
|Thursday||Academic Tutorials||Interactive Lecture||Case Study: Mini Climate Change Summit|
|Friday||Academic Tutorials||Public Speaking & Presentation Skills||Graduation Ceremony|
Dates & Fees
|Age Range||Location||Board Type||Dates||2022 Price For Duration|
|13-18||The Village School, Houston||Day||11 - 24 July||$2030|
|13-18||The Village School, Houston||Day||11- 17 July||$1155|
|13-18||The Village School, Houston||Boarding||11 - 17 July||$1995|
|13-18||The Village School, Houston||Day||18 - 24 July||$1155|
|13-18||The Village School, Houston||Boarding||18 - 24 July||$1995|
Safety & Welfare
We take great pride in the excellence of our academic content, the excitement of our social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.
Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager and multiple tutors and staff available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Tutors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore strives to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and tutors know each other well.