The Birmingham Ghana Committee proudly announces the 2014 Birmingham Global Leadership Youth Group (BGLYG) Exchange Tripand the Akwaaba Sankofa Cultural Experience Excursion to Ghana, West Africa. Both trips will commence on June 5-15, 2014.  The BGLYG is an educational, service and cultural exchange trip designed to provide rising high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to positively serve, engage, and learn with fellow Ghanaian students in Ghana. The goal of this project is to educate students on the importance of supporting global cooperation and cultural development between the students of the Birmingham metropolitan community and communities in Ghana. This hands-on global exchange with Ghanaian students will help develop effective leaders poised to address key social issues. Application for Birmingham- area rising juniors and seniors are currently being accepted.  To learn more information and obtain an application, please e-mail Birminghamghana.sistercities@gmail.comApplication Deadline is January 27, 2014.