DD Academy

Riga, Latvia

A free, year-long leadership and self-development program (in English) for 35 university students in Riga. We help young people become the best versions of themselves and learn the skills for developing society.

Learn more about our program at our physical or online info evenings.

How does it work?

9 real-life challenges

Challenges are activities that pull you out of your comfort zone, test you and give you practical experiences. Everything else in our program is meant for preparing you for these challenges.

Online learning with 4 courses

The program consists of four courses, that take place throughout the year and which all participants go through. Before the weekends there are preparatory activities in the form of videos, texts and tasks.

12 weekends of interactive sessions in Riga

The program runs from October to May, every other weekend. Each weekend consists of several different interactive sessions of all four courses with discussion and exercises.

The location

Strelnieku iela 4k-2
Riga LV-1010 Latvia

The schedule

Our program begins in October and lasts until May. All live trainings happen at our 12 weekend sessions:

1

9.-11.10

2

24.-25.10

3

7.-8.11

4

21.-22.11

5

5.-6.12

6

6.-7.02

7

20.-21.02

8

6.-7.03

9

20.-21.03

10

10.-11.04

11

24.-25.04

12

8.-9.05

Our team

Our team of volunteers organise the weekends in Riga and facilitate the sessions.

Heli-Katri Marttila

Program leader

Sabīne Vaivodiša

Team member

Kristaps Antoniskis

Team member

Arno Värv

Team member

Roberta Zarina

Team member

Kaspars Eglītis

Team member

Let's get started

In case of any questions about the program, be sure to check the FAQ section and if no answer is found, contact us directly.