Junior Youth Action provides an assortment of service-learning opportunities, workshops, and trips that expose middle school-aged youth to the importance of education, leadership, and service. Participants are educated on important issues facing global communities and they engage in volunteer service, educational field trips, and other activities that pertain to servant leadership.
What makes our Junior Youth Action program unique is simple: we are a student-led mentorship and leadership development program. Members of Youth Action represent a cohort of intelligent, socially conscious, ambitious, and community involved students who mentor the next generation of young aspiring changemakers.
Many mentorship and leadership development programs are operated by young professionals or adults. Our mentorship and leadership development program is operated by students in high school and college. The mentor and mentee proximity in age allows for more trusting and respectful mentor-mentee relationships to flourish.
Our reviewed and professionally approved by educators curriculum follows a student-led model that has been tested on members and allies of Youth Action. Junior Youth Action’s curriculum is completely focused on two elements: leadership and service. We believe the following components will mold participants into strong servant leaders: (1)interactive leadership development sessions (2) service-learning activities (3) field trips to historic landmarks with a specific focus on leaders in history. Junior Youth Action is a ten month program that meets on the first and third Saturday of every month from 12:30pm-2:30pm at the University of Pennsylvania. All sessions are mandatory for students to attend.