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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

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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

 

Program Phases

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 bjohnson@youthactionteam.org or call 1-888-Youth90 ext 906

Youth Action Inspiring Leaders Program Application

Take a look at Youth Action’s short Commercial Video to get a quick glance of our program here: Youth Action: Inspire. Lead. Serve


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