This year the JCI Academy is in Kumamoto, Japan. Officially endorsed as a JCI event at the 1987 JCI World Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, more than 2,500 global networkers have graduated from the JCI Academy. The JCI Academy empowers the future leaders of the organization to learn the skills needed to be exemplary young active citizens and create impact in their local communities. As these dedicated members embark on their leadership year, they learn about strength, cooperation and cultural understanding. JCI Academy delegates immerse themselves in the culture of the Japanese host city and learn from a series of trainings, seminars and workshops how to be inspiring global leaders with a focus on sustainable impact.