BEN SHEMEN YOUTH VILLAGE
The Gino Bartali Youth Leadership School is located within the respected educational institution of Ben Shemen Youth Village in Israel. Formed in 1927, Ben Shemen Youth Village has a profound and impressive heritage. It is renowned for its long tradition of student-centered education and its graduates have gone on to become prominent contributors to society both in Israel and abroad. Amongst its graduates, Israel’s former president, prime minister and Nobel Prize winner for peace - Shimon Peres.
Currently Ben Shemen is home to more than 400 children and youth ages 6-21 of varied socio-economic levels and backgrounds, and provides accommodation, meals, individualized guidance, social and educational enrichment.
BEN SHEMEN FOREST
The Village is adjacent to the beautiful Ben Shemen Forest, one of Israel’s greatest cycling destinations. Our Student-athletes train year round on the vast open roads, rolling hills and challenging scenic trails in the forest. The Village is a short drive to Israel’s new state of the art Olympic velodrome in Tel-Aviv and the Ben Gurion International Airport.