There’s nothing else like Granger Leadership Academy in the world. If you’ve loved stories and the communities that grow around them, GLA is your opportunity to find your own heroic story and a community to share it with. This four-day retreat will inspire you to examine your own personal goals and growth, conquer fears, and build confidence; it will challenge you to think deeper about the world around you, your beliefs, and your assumptions; and it will ask you to go out and fight injustice all around the world as part of a global network of Academy alumni.
Feast definitely means snacks, but it also means a different kind of fuel: food for the heart. The retreat will inspire you, give you tools to heal from hard battles, and make you laugh. It will invite you to share, to sing, to dance, to forge new unbreakable bonds.
Learn from world class trainers on everything from setting personal goals to understanding systematic injustice. Our training sessions are built for all experience levels and all ages — whether this is your first ever leadership workshop or your 100th, you’ll find something new to challenge you.
Partnering with a local nonprofit, you’ll put your new skills to the test by participating in real advocacy action with the entire retreat, all with your new team and professional activists there to walk you through it.
Aditi Juneja is a communicator at Protect Democracy. Before joining Protect Democracy, Aditi Juneja was an Excelsior Service Fellow with New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Fair and Equitable Housing Office. Previously, Aditi co-founded and led the Resistance Manual and OurStates.org. She created and hosts her own podcast focused on radically inclusive self-care called Self Care Sundays. She was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy in 2018. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Mari Copeny, also known as 'Little Miss Flint', is an 11 year-old activist fighting for the children of Flint, Michigan. In 2016, Mari wrote a letter to President Obama and convinced him to come to Flint, Michigan to get a closer look at the Flint Water Crisis. Since 2016, Mari has fundraised over $350,000 that has impacted over 25,000 children in Flint and beyond.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
"I felt energized, inspired, and like I didn't want it to end."
"I loved the amazingly nuanced, deep, and still respectful conversations."
"I can't possibly have just one favorite thing."
"The staff of GLA made me feel included and proud of being an activist."
"I have never felt so accepted without trying to fit in."
"Being around so many like-minded people reminded me that I'm not alone in this fight."
A city steeped in history, Philadelphia is the perfect place to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Join us at the beautiful Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District in the heart of Philadelphia’s most historic area.
We’ve secured a special rate of $139/night for GLA attendees. Space in the room block is limited, book now.
We keep the cost of GLA as low as we can in order to make it as accessible as possible. Early Bird registration starts at $50 for everyone. If you’re able to pay more, we encourage you to select a registration level appropriate to your financial situation.
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
THROUGH NOVEMBER 20TH, 2018
Student/Low Income – $50
Non Profit Professional – $75
Corporate Professional – $100
NOVEMBER 21, 2018 – JANUARY 15, 2019
Student/Low Income – $75
Non Profit Professional – $100
Corporate Professional – $200
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Student/Low Income – $100
Non Profit Professional – $150
Corporate Professional – $250