Ciudad de México | 29 OCT - 4 NOV 2023

International Schools Association

Youth Leadership Encounter

The conference will address the importance of wellbeing and mental health in today’s world

The ISA Youth Leadership Encounter 2023 is designed to help young people develop their leadership skills, while also learning more about the importance of maintaining good mental health and wellbeing through a series of workshops, talks, and interactive activities.

In addition to that, attendees will also have the chance to explore the beautiful country of Mexico and its rich culture. From trying traditional Mexican food to visiting historic sites, there will be plenty of opportunities for students to have fun and make new friends.

Overall, the ISA Youth Leadership Encounter 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for young people who are interested in developing their leadership skills and learning more about mental health and wellbeing. With its unique blend of education, cultural exploration, and fun, this event is sure to be a hit with students from all over the world



Lakeside is an international private school in Mexico City dedicated to educating and inspiring students in the pursuit of excellence.

A school is a child’s second home, children should feel that they are wanted, respected and loved at school. That is the reason why we offer a strong comprehensive bilingual academic program, which promotes meaningful learning experiences that help our students develop their potential in a caring and nurturing environment. We recognize that all children are unique each with their own talents, strengths and personality. We aim to present as many opportunities as we can so that all these diverse qualities are nurtured allowing our students to achieve their full potential.

We create a safe and stimulating environment in which students can be happy learners, working in partnership with teachers to discover and develop their intellectual, physical, social and creative potential. One of the important objectives is to create an environment to stimulate the curiosity and intellect of children, as well as to teach them how to interact and learn values that would allow them to live an honorable and happy life.

Schedule for the in person Encounter

Activity Scheme

The definitive outline for our Fall 2023 Conference planned to be in-person is as follows


October 29th

Arrival of participants. Transportation from CDMX airport to hotel.

Dinner at the hotel.


October 30th

Breakfast at hotel

09:15h Transfer to Colegio Lakeside

10:15h Inauguration ceremony

11:00h Students presentations

14:00h Lunch at school facilities

15:00h Round table/Speaker

16:00h Transfer to Polanco.

19:00h Dinner at BTK Polanco

20:30h Return to hotel.


October 31th

Breakfast at hotel

09:00h Transfer to Teotihuacán

11:00h Guided visit

14:00h Lunch at Teocalli Restaurant

16:00h Transfer to hotel.

19:00h Transfer to Jose Luis Cuevas Museum

20:30h Dinner at Jose Luis Cuevas Museum

"Day of the Dead theme"

23:00h Return to hotel.


November 2nd

Breakfast at hotel

09:30h Transfer to Soumaya Museum

10:00h Closing ceremony

12:00h Visit to Soumaya Museum

15:00h Lunch at Inspark

16:00h Turibus and visit Alebrijes local market

20:00h Dinner at the hotel


November 3rd

Breakfast at hotel

09:00h Transfer to Six Flags Mexico

10:00h Visit Six Flags Mexico

15:00h Lunch at Six Flags Mexico

18:00h Transfer to the Hotel

21:00h Dinner at the hotel


November 4th

Check out and transfer to CDMX airport.


Day 1

October 29th

Arrival of participants

Transportation from CDMX airport to hotel.

Dinner at the hotel


Day 2

October 30th

Transfer to Colegio Lakeside for inauguration and students presentations

Lunch at the school facilities

Transfer to hotel

Dinner at the hotel


Day 3

October 31st

Transfer and access to the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan.

Teotihuacán is a large Mexican archaeological complex located northeast of CDMX. The complex, once a thriving pre-Columbian city, is crossed by the Calzada de los Muertos, which links to the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun. The summit of the last two offers panoramic views. Inside the precinct, in the Museum of Culture of Teotihuacan, objects like pieces of pottery and bones are exhibited.

Lunch at Teocalli restaurant

Transfer to Hotel del Prado and José Luis Cuevas Museum

Dinner at Jose Luis Cuevas Museum

"Day of the Dead theme"


November 1st

Transfer and visit to the National Museum of History

Located in the Chapultepec Castle is the site that holds the memory of the history of Mexico, from the conquest of Tenochtitlan to the Mexican Revolution. Its rooms show a diversity of objects representative of four centuries of the history of Mexico.

Transfer and visit to the National Museum of Anthropology

The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) in Mexico City contains the world's largest collection of ancient Mexican art and also has ethnographic exhibits about Mexico's present-day indigenous groups.

Lunch at the Vapiano Restaurant

Shopping tour

Dinner at the hotel


Day 5

November 2nd

Transfer to Soumaya Museum - Closing ceremony

The Soumaya Museum is a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1994 with three venues in Mexico City: Plaza Loreto, Plaza Carso and Casa Museo Guillermo Tovar de Teresa. Its main task is to share the Carlos Slim Foundation's collection, which offers more than 3 centuries of American and European art, in meeting spaces for all, which motivate reflection and dialogue in the Latin American cultural panorama, through commitment and social action.

Lunch Inspark

Turibus and visit to Alebrijes

The alebrije is a type of craft originating in Mexico. These are crafts made with cardboard or paper, and a wire structure, or with wood (traditionally copal), which are painted with mostly cheerful and vibrant colors. Alebrijes are imaginary beings made up of physiognomic elements of different animals, a combination of several animals, not only fantastic but also real, that form a fantastic being. They represent the animal counterpart of people. These spirits present themselves in dreams or in characteristic traits and abilities of each one.

Dinner at the hotel


Day 6

November 3rd

Transfer to Six Flags Mexico

Six Flags Mexico is an amusement park located in Mexico City. It receives millions of visitors every year, making it the most visited theme park in Latin America.

Lunch at Six Flags Mexico

Transfer and Lunch at the hotel


Day 7

November 4th


Transportation of participants to CDMX airport.


All participants will be staying at the Hotel del Prado, a magnificent Hotel, integrated to one of the most important commercial and financial centers of Mexico City, such as Plaza de las Estrellas (Galleries) with more than 200 boutiques, restaurants and entertainment with access from the Lobby.

Registration - Fees

Fee for the ISA Youth Leadership Encounter – Mexico 2023 registration covers the following:

Included Services

Services Not Included


A bus will be available to transport participants from Ciudad de Mexico International Airport to their accommodation

Participants are responsible for their own travel and health insurance.

There is no student discount or grant.


Some of the most common questions

None. You can register as many participants as you want.

No. You have to be an ISA member

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Join us!


If you are interested in being part of this fantastic event, fill out details about your school and the names of the students who will take part in the ISA YLE Mexico 2023


The closing date for entries is 30th May 2023.


If you may need any additional information on the event, or have inquiries about the participation of your shool, feel free to contact us at, and we will be happy to help you.

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