"LALA is revolutionizing

education in Latin America."


Our 7-day immersive Bootcamps are intensive leadership and social innovation development programs that provide young Latin Americans, 14-18 years old, the abilities, tools, and support to tackle the problems they are most passionate about in their communities.


Currently, all Bootcamps are postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.​ In the meantime, we are only holding Virtual Bootcamps.  Please visit V-Camps to see all upcoming  Virtual Camp dates, how to apply, and deadlines.


Bootcamps & V-Camps act as the gateway into our ecosystem.




Our Bootcamp curriculum is designed to provide the tools, community support, and training needed for profound social and personal transformation. At our Camps, students begin to understand and find beauty in themselves, others, their communities, and the calling of a purpose-driven life. Students leave Camps with a strengthened relationship with themselves that is necessary for future impact work.


Who should apply?

Latin American youth ages 14-18

who are passionate about creating

positive change and impact

in their communities.

What we're looking for?

​Students with demonstrated leadership history seeking the tools and opportunity to impact their communities and

Latin America.

How we select students?

We review and select applicants using four criteria: leadership potential,

sense of purpose, acts of service,

and values alignment.




What can I expect?


A day in a LALA bootcamp


7:30 - 8:30 AM Have Breakfast with your friends, facilitators, and mentors.


8:45 - 9:30 AM Setting the context for the day by engaging in collective group roles and responsibilities.

9:30 - 11:30 AM Public Narrative: learning to communicate your beliefs, goals, and values. Learn skills to lead, organize and take action. Research based on Public Narrative: Self, Us & Now, Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School.


11:30 - 1:00 PM Team Building: Finding and attracting resources. Learn Team Building techniques and Human-centered design. Research based on iLab at the Keough School of Global Affairs.


1:00 - 2:00 PM Have Lunch with your friends, facilitators, and mentors.

2:00 - 2:30 PM Debrief on what you learned during the day so far.  

2:30 - 3:30 PM Daily self-care routine. Consider habits and practices that improve yourself as a person and leader. Research based on Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, Casel, Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute.

3:30 - 6:30 PM Human-Centered Design: from ideation to implementation. Learn principles of Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Implementation Science. Research based on African Leadership Academy, Stanford d.School.

7:00 - 9:30 PM Social Impact Dinner: Network with innovation leaders from the private, public and social sectors.


9:30 - 10:30 PM Quiet Time.


11:00 PM Lights Out.


Wallison Nascimento (BLB5)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"LALA was the most vivid experience for me. Learning to take ownership of my history, sharing my journey with other young people, and being with other young leaders showed me that I am not alone in the struggle to create better conditions for people in situations of social vulnerability."


"The LALA Bootcamp is the most unforgettable experience someone can ever go through; it was the most life-changing moment for me. Being surrounded by so many passionate people is incredible; it's an experience full of self-listening, happiness, and purpose."

Sueli Zalazar (MLB1)

Asunción, Paraguay



What our students are saying