What happens when
game changing teens from around the world spend one mind-blowing week together?

My experience during one week is profound enough to help me with all of my endeavors for the rest of my life.
— Olayinka Lawal, 2010 GTL, USA

Three Dot Dash identifies 25-35 Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) each year and brings them to New York City to attend the Just Peace Summit.  At the Summit, GTLs tool-up and recalibrate through innovative content and action-driven workshops geared to help further amplify their work and impact. From strategic storytelling to conflict resolution skills and beyond, each day builds upon the next to provide a transformative experience like no other.

There are often two main reasons why someone is driven to take action. Either they were personally affected by a negative event, or someone they know was affected. Their positive action is their reaction to a negative circumstance. Therefore, one of the simultaneous curriculum tracks running through our Summit and community, is about how to move forward in the face of adversity. GTLs build powerful and unprecedented relationships with one another and their Mentors as they learn and connect across cultures, boundaries and borders.


Three Dot Dash works with industry leaders to host intimate, engaging and interactive discussions and workshops.

Some of our Speakers:

Mattie's Message: 
Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D, Founder, Mattie J.T Stepanek Foundation

Brandon Stanton, Founder, Humans of New York (HONY)

Film: Jason Russell,
Founder, Invisible Children

Organizational Impact: Aria Finger, CEO, DoSomething.org


Branding: Pamela Bell, Founder, prinkshop and Co-Founder, Kate Spade

Social Media: Lenn Pryor, Product Development,  Facebook

Audience Impact: Brett Schilke,
Director of Impact, Singularity University

Power of Community: Lara Stein,
Founder, TEDx

Written Word: Bob Herbert, Journalist, The New York Times

Conflict Resolution: 
Luis Moreno Ocampo, First Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Power of the Personal Narrative: Yeonmi Park, Activist

Media Training: Ketchum PR