Dear Summit Attendees,

We hope you’ve had an incredible start to the New Year. There are SO MANY amazing things happening in our world, especially among our Thirst Project student network, so it deeply saddens us to deliver this news.

We regret to inform you that Legacy Summit 2020 is canceled. As a staff, we’ve been planning this epic, international student gathering for months and it truly breaks our hearts to cancel one of our favorite Thirst Project events of the year. However, in light of recent events, we have made the decision not to host Legacy Summit this upcoming summer.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences or travel plans that are affected by this decision. We pledge that no student will lose money due to this unexpected cancellation.

If you’ve already paid your registration fees (partially or in full), please know that you will be receiving a full refund. We will start the refund process on Monday, 3/16/2020, and you can expect your money back in 3-5 business days.

If you have any questions regarding reimbursement for registration, please email If you have any questions regarding reimbursement for flights or travel, please email

Thank you for being awesome and continuing to support Thirst Project. We truly appreciate and love you all so much!

Thirst Project Staff

who is invited?

Come 2021, we’re calling all Thirst Project Student and Teacher leaders. If you don’t know what that means, let us break this down for you:

  • Any student or teacher leader who belongs to a Thirst Project Legacy School (a Legacy School is defined as a school that has raised money, or is raising money, for Thirst Project at a level of at least $1,000 for more than one year)
  • Any student or teacher leader of a Thirst Project Club.
  • Any student member of a Thirst Project Club

*We reserve the right to limit the amount of students per school attending Legacy Summit. We also reserve the right to deny entry into Legacy Summit*



what is legacy summit?



One part summer camp, one part United Nations General Assembly and one part Music Festival! This epic four-day event, hosted in Los Angeles, will celebrate and honor the amazing impact made by the student & teacher leaders in our Legacy Schools by:

  1. Presenting powerful, inspirational All-Summit Plenary Sessions featuring world-class speakers, leaders, celebrities, musicians, artists, and more!
  2. Hosting intimate breakout sessions with Thirst Project Staff about Leadership, Fundraising, Marketing, Event Planning, Social Media and more to help you be the best leader you can be!
  3. Building inter-school student relationships so students can share ideas from their own Thirst Project experiences and meet other inspiring young activists from all over the United States!

when is legacy summit?

With summer vacation in full effect, we’re coming back to Pepperdine University in the middle of July for our second Legacy Summit. Bring your sunscreen and sunglasses, because Malibu in the summer is pure paradise.   Legacy Summit will be held again in Summer 2021.



where is legacy summit?



Some may say it is the site of Zoey101, others call Malibu a West Coast Paradise. We’re coming back to the gorgeous campus at Pepperdine University on the beautiful shores of Malibu, CA. It doesn’t get much better than the coast of California in the summer.


what are people saying?

So amazing and inspiring! Loved every second of it. You can tell so much love and effort was put into it by amazing people. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend. – Aria Back, Hidden Valley High School Student
Overall, Legacy Summit was amazing. As an Advisor for elementary school students, as well as volunteering as a Team Captain, I found the information and connections made with other participants, volunteers, and staff to be invaluable. – Chelsea Gutowski, Wiley Canyon Elementary School Teacher
The summit was incredible, inspiring, and fun! I know will stay involved with this group of young, empathetic, world movers who I was honored enough to spend the weekend with. – Clementine Chamberlain, Carmel High School Student
It was an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life that exceeded every expectation! It was so incredible to meet so many new amazing student leaders as well as meet the staff it made me feel so inspired and at home. – Julia Barazi, Vintage High School Student
Great experience! Enjoyed all the sessions and workshops! Thrilled to have been apart of the Summit! Felt extremely proud to be part of the organization and look forward to continuing to work with the Thirst Project. – Amy Licata, Hershey High School Key Club Advisor
The Thirst Staff and volunteers did a remarkable job. – Al Piotter, Trafalgar Middle School Teacher/Advisor
Legacy Summit was undeniably on of the most meaningful life experiences I’ve ever had. Every staff member, volunteer, speaker and other student was fully committed to making our time as amazing as it was. Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make this event possible. – Shay Vitale, West Deptford High School Student
IT WAS AMAZING!!!! I left feeling so charged up and motivated to do even more the Thirst Project. The best conference I have ever been to!!!! – Kelli Black, Foxcroft Academy High School Student
Wow, simply just wow. – Anonymous
The Legacy Summit was amazing. Everything from the speakers in the sessions to the workshops were carefully organized so that they catered to the interests of students and inspired them to take action on their personal goals and passion for ending the Global Water Crisis. – Justin Englund, Student at Kentwood High School
This weekend was genuinely one of the best experiences of my life. It was so inspiring and motivating to be surrounded by the contagious energy of everyone at Thirst Project, hear from the insightful speakers, and of course to be surrounded by other students passionate about ending the global water crisis. I’ve been to conferences similar to the summit in the past, but I believe that the Legacy Summit was the best I’ve attended by far. Thirst Project not only successfully imparted lessons and skills for us to take back to our communities, but also galvanized us to do exactly that. – Jaya Dayal, Lake Highland Preparatory School






If you’re interested in attending Legacy Summit in the future and have any lingering questions, you can reach out to Emily –