About ULA

Ukrainian Leadership Academy is a values-based formational platform of personal and social development for young people. The Academy combines an annual program between school and university for motivated teenagers aged 16 to 20 and large-scale social projects for society.

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Established in 2015, the Ukranian Leadership Academy is forming a generation of youth leaders by developing their intellectual, emotional and physical skills. Over the years, ULA has become Ukraine’s most sizeable youth leadership movement with its core mission to change Ukrainian society with the power of smart, responsible, and enterprising youth.

Pre-war, ​the Ukrainian Leadership Academy operated 7 campuses across Ukraine in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, and Mariupol, Poltava, and Chernivsti. Currently the Academy operates in the West of Ukraine and boasts 1200+ alumni with 3 of our graduates being Canadian.

ULA’s method of educating young people is unique. During the year long program, students learn to work in teams, achieve goals, create projects, take responsibility for their lives and the country's fate, and choose their future profession more consciously.

Students have physical, emotional and intellectual development training, mentoring support in self-improvement and achieving goals. Students participate in expeditions abroad, Ukrainian cities and mountain peaks, create projects and events, volunteer, read, and excercise daily. They communicate with Ukrainian and global change-makers. Among them are presidents, prime ministers, ministers, ambassadors, chief executives of the largest businesses in Ukraine.

On the photo: visits of Paul Grod, President of the World Congress of Ukrainians, and the leadership of the Congress of Ukrainians of Canada, James Temerty, Ukrainian-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Larisa Galadza, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Ukraine.

Our graduates demonstrate strong motivation to change themselves, their community and the country with the tools and methods aquired during their studies.

We believe all Ukrainian youth deserve to gain an understanding into what makes great nations operate.

ULA in numbers

5Centers in various regions of Ukraine
1048graduates who are making Ukraine better
200thousand peoplewho we have influenced with our work

Our slogan:

Creating yourself - Creating Ukraine!

Every tomorrow starts today!

Our values:

Be free!
Be real!
Be a friend!
Be wise!
Be creative!
Because we are Ukraine!