Become a member of Youth Action’s 2015-16 Inspiring Leaders Program
The ILP is a dynamic experiential leadership development program for rising 9th & 10th grade students in Philadelphia
Published: July 25th, 2014
The Inspiring Leaders Program (ILP) is a student-led and operated experiential leadership development and civic engagement program based in Philadelphia each year is designed to galvanize a cohort of 20 ninth & tenth grade students to become community leaders and active change makers in their communities and beyond. The program is designed to develop students through two (2) phases: Experiential Leadership Development and Project Planning & Implementation:
Experiential Leadership Development: ILP members take part in fun, interactive sessions that strengthen their individual leadership skills and project planning skills
Project Planning & Implementation: ILP members collectively brainstorm creative ways in which they can address a community issue in a positive, impactful and sustainable way and are challenged to create and submit a comprehensive project proposal for approval. After the project proposal is approved, ILP students plan, organize and implement a Signature Service Project and evaluate the success of their project.
Program Goals & Objectives
Youth Action exists to galvanize a generation of leaders who are socially conscious and will take charge to inspire their peers to create positive change in their communities and world. Aligned with this overarching purpose, the Inspiring Leaders Program is designed with the following goals and objectives:
Goal 1: Promote social awareness and increase students’ desires to make a difference
Goal 2: Build students’ leadership ability and confidence and enhance their competence
Goal 3: Galvanize students to positively impact and inspire their peers
Phase 1: Leadership Development (Fall Semester)
During this phase of the program, Youth Action will lead a series of 9 training sessions to address the following themes:
Theme 1) Leading Yourself and Others;
Theme 2) Communication / Group Dynamics; and
Theme 3) Project Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Phase 2: Project Planning & Implementation (Spring Semester)
During this phase, students apply what they have learned to organize a high-quality and high-impact service project. Youth Action members coach the students during the process and, at times, work directly with the students to ensure that the project is highly effective.
Key Benefits of Participating in the Program
Key Benefits of the program for the students are outlined below: 1- Participating in fun Experiential Leadership Development 2- $1500-2500 (maximum) to organize a project of their choice 3- Having a Mentor 4- Program is attractive to Colleges/Universities 5- Community Service Hours Building Friendships
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE PROGRAM TODAY!! IT’S QUICK AND EASY. BE YOURSELF IN ANSWERING ALL QUESTIONS!
CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Friday, August 7th, 2015
For more information, please email ILP Director Barry Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-Youth90 ext 906
Take a look at Youth Action’s short Commercial Video to get a quick glance of our program here: Youth Action: Inspire. Lead. Serve