Ukraine Leadership & Technology Academy
We empower young Ukrainian leaders by sharing world-class knowledge from MIT
🎓 What is ULTA?
ULTA is a tuition-free educational program for Ukrainian high school students in grades 9 and 10. Our participants will show a strong passion for technology, active engagement in their communities, proficiency in English, and enthusiasm for learning from MIT mentors. By utilizing MIT’s open education resources, we aim to create a bridge between the rigor of MIT education and the perspectives of Ukrainian students. ULTA is in partnership with UA-Teens.
🌍 Our Vision
We envision to empower and inspire the next generation of Ukrainian leaders by sharing world-class knowledge from MIT. These young people are growing up during a time of war and hardship, but they possess a unique perspective that will be invaluable as the country moves forward. Our goal is to equip Ukrainian high-schoolers with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to rebuild Ukraine into a thriving, European nation.
Update: September 2023
We’re excited to share that our first ULTA summer program, in Barcelona, has just concluded!
The experience of mentoring students through ULTA has been incredibly rewarding. Why? Because it was abundantly clear that we were not merely delivering an outstanding educational experience to our students: we were also profoundly changing their lives, putting them on a new, exponential success trajectory. This program was and is a transformative experience for the students, equipping them with both technology and communication skills that are often lacking in Ukrainian education. The students are highly talented and driven, and they all have project ideas aimed at rebuilding Ukraine.
Across Ukraine, 725 ambitious applicants, from busy cities to small villages, have shown their enthusiasm for our program. Each application is a testament to our nation’s diverse potential. Thank you for your commitment!
After a tough admissions process we have selected 20 finalists, a diverse and strong cohort of future leaders that will reshape Ukraine’s future. This group embodies the very spirit of resilience and ambition that we believe will be instrumental in rebuilding Ukraine.
Hometowns of ULTA'24 Finalists
2023-2024 Finalist Cohort
- Basov Andrii, Kyiv
- Plakhotna Mariia, Poltava Oblast
- Antoniuk Daryna, Rivne Oblast
- Yevlan Vladyslav, Odessa Oblast
- Holoshchuk Yaryna, Lviv Oblast
- Zubova Dariia, Kharkiv Oblast
- Drugov Nazar, Donetsk Oblast
- Matviienko Uliana, Kyiv
- Hrybchuk Daryna, Rivne Oblast
- Lavrik Antonina, Zaporizhzhia Oblast
- Orliuk Diana, Vinnytsia Oblast
- Kertutskyi Yarema, Lviv Oblast
- Matviiuk Sviatoslav, Kyiv
- Zahika Andrii, Vinnytsia Oblast
- Gret Kateryna, Zakarpattia Oblast
- Bondarenko Nataliia, Lviv Oblast
- Melnyk Anton, Rivne Oblast
- Pieshkov Rostyslav, Kyiv
- Borysenko Volodymyr, Cherkasy Oblast
- Lipkevych Sofiia, Lviv Oblast
Our students will receive:
Our co-founding partner:
UA-Teens is our co-founding partner and financial sponsor of the program. UA-Teens is also responsible for running the logistics of the program and public relationships of Ukraine Leadership & Technology Academy (ULTA) in Ukrainian media sphere. Learn more about our partners here.
Program Structure 2023-2024
Meet our team
Nadiia KuzmychovaCo-founding partner
Svitlana KrasynskaMIT-Ukraine liaison