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

09:30h Transfer to Lakeside College for academic activities

14:30h Lunch at the college facilities.

17:30h Return to hotel.


October 31th

Breakfast at hotel

09:00h Transfer to Teotihuacán

11:00h Access to the Archaeological Zone.

15:00h Buffet lunch at international restaurant

17:00h Transfer to hotel.

21:00h Buffet dinner at the Hotel's lounge.

"Day or the Dead theme"


November 1st

Breakfast at hotel

10:00h Panoramic tour CDMX

15:00h Lunch at the Restaurant "El Tajjín"

21:00 Dinner at the hotel


November 2nd

Breakfast at hotel

09:00h Transfer to Lakeside College for the closing ceremony

12:30h Transfer to Soumaya Museum

15:00h Lunch CPK Reforma Restaurant

16:30h Free time for sightseeing in Reforma "Day or the Dead".

20:00h Dinner at the hotel


November 3rd

Breakfast at hotel

09:00h Transfer to 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 Lakeside College for academic activities.

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 international restaurant

Transfer to Hotel Del Prado

Dinner at the hotel's lounge

"Day of the Dead theme"


Day 4

November 1st

Panoramic tour CDMX

Entrance to the Frida Khalo Museum

The Frida Kahlo Museum is the most representative cultural precinct of the Mexican artist, as well as a container of an important part of her artistic and conceptual legacy. It is a house museum located in Colonia Del Carmen in Coyoacán, one of the most traditional and beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City. A few blocks from the museum is the center of Coyoacán.

Lunch at the Restaurant "El Tajín"

Transfer to the Hotel

Dinner at the hotel


Day 5

November 2nd

Transfer to Lakeside School for the closing ceremony

Transfer to Soumaya Museum

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 CPK Reforma Restaurant

Free time for sightseeing in Reforma "Day or the Dead"

Paseo de la Reforma is the most important and emblematic avenue in Mexico City. Originally, it was called Paseo de la Emperatriz or Paseo del Emperador,2 since its layout was commissioned by Maximilian I of Mexico during the Second Mexican Empire. After the triumph of the government of Benito Juárez over the latter and the restoration of the republican government, it was renamed Paseo Degollado, in honor of Santos Degollado. Upon the death of Juarez, the government of Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada consolidated its current name in honor of the process known as Reform.

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

Contact Form

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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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