Welcome to the Global Institute for Youth Leadership located on the summit of Fort Mountain in the majestic North Georgia Mountains.  The Insitute is a branch of Global Youth Ministry and maintains its main offices, college-program and student housing on the beautiful campus of Fort Mountain Retreat & Conference Center. 

Global Youth Ministry is a multi-faceted ministry organization with a focus on educating and equipping today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders for Christ here at home and on the mission field. In 1995, founder, Roger Glidewell's vision of Global Youth Camps began. Today, over 20 years later, that vision has expanded to encompass youth, college students, and Youth Pastors around the world.


Global Institute for Youth Leadership focuses on college aged students. Four college credit tracks offer students Leadership, Youth Mininstry, Missions and Creative Arts training. Our college level courses are offered in partnership through Trinity Baptist College and Truett McConnell University. 

We train college-age students to be "cut-above" servant leaders as they advance academically and practically!

Download the Student Handbook to be prepared!