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The Student Experience at the MCEC Global Training Summit

Students Relying On Each Other S2SThe Student Experience at the 2023 MCEC Global Training Summit (GTS) is an opportunity for Student 2 Student (S2S) and other student-welcoming team leaders and sponsors to network, collaborate, and learn from each other; get inspired and motivated to develop new skills; and create lasting relationships.

The Student Experience gathers together student-welcoming teams from participating programs. It empowers them through motivational activities and speakers focused on leadership, to support the transition of highly mobile students in their new school and community. 

Who Can Attend?
  • High school, middle school and elementary school welcoming teams such as S2S, Anchored for Life, Youth Ambassadors, and others.
    • High school students with their Adult Advisor
    • Middle school students (ages 13+) with their Adult Advisor
    • Elementary Adult Advisors
Reserve Your Spot

Would you like to attend the 2023 GTS? If so, please take a moment to complete this short intent form to indicate your interest. This form is not a commitment to attend; it provides us with information to better plan for the event, provides you with up-to-date information, and determines the need to identify funding sources should you require them.

What You Can Expect

The 2023 GTS Student Experience, DC, July 23-26, 2023, is a four-day event for student programs running concurrently with MCEC GTS and an excellent opportunity for your team to grow and develop. We are planning for more student-led sessions, more program collaboration and action planning, incredible excursions, and interaction with our country’s inspiring leaders, educators, and influencers. Make sure your team is part of this experience!

Tentative Agenda

We are still in the planning stage; time and events listed are subject to change.

Sunday, July 23, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
S2S teams arrive in DC
3:00–5:00 pm
S2S team registration and hotel check-in
5:00–7:30 pm
Dinner on your own
7:30–9:00 pm
Student Welcoming Sessions
(Dessert, networking, and what to expect)
Monday, July 24, 2023
7:30–8:00 am
Breakfast at the hotel
8:30–10:00 am
Huddle meet up
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Group outing TBD
5:00–6:00 pm
Return to hotel and prepare for opening general session
6:00–8:30 pm
General Session – Dinner served
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
7:00–8:15 am
Breakfast with the group
8:30–9:00 am
Morning Sessions
9:15–10:15 am
Student Master Class
10:15–10:50 am
Snack break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student sessions
12:15–1:45 pm
Lunch and Learn student session
2:00– 2:45 pm
Student Distinguished Lecture sessions
2:45–4:45 pm
Afternoon events  
5:00 pm
TBD
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
7:00–8:15 am
Breakfast with the group
8:30–9:30 am
Student Distinguished Lecture sessions
9:45–10:45 am
Master Class
10:45–11:00 am
Snack break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Distinguished Lecture sessions
12:15–1:45 pm
Lunch and Learn student session
2:00–3:00 pm
Closing General Session - S2S Team of the Year Awards
3:00 pm
Free time and dinner on your own
Some teams depart
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Breakfast on your own – all student teams return home

Registration
Registration opens on February 22, 2023. Contact GTSRegistration@MilitaryChild.org, for details on how to register your team, or to learn more about The Student Experience.

"I think the 'New Kid No More!' was just amazing!”  Falcon Middle School Student