This summer we have a new program for middle school youth. The Salishan Summer Group is a joint venture of Safe Streets and Bold Solutions, teaching social-emotional skills in a fun, comfortable way. Contact Rob McAfee for more information.
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Leadership is a core element of Youth Leading Change. We encourage students to take leadership roles not only in their clubs, but also in their schools and communities. Leadership roles in middle and high school give students a chance to develop lasting skills for success.
Students graduate YLC with high expectations for themselves and their communities, because they’ve learned and earned valuable tools and opportunities. According to a 2015 survey conducted by Pacific Lutheran University, 95 percent of YLC students believe they can be effective leaders.
Leadership Academy started in 2009, bringing Core Youth Leaders from YLC chapters countywide together to improve leadership skills and make change in their school communities.
Safe Streets provides full scholarships to all Leadership Academy attendees. More than 80 percent of the students who attended the camp in 2015 received free or reduced lunch during the school year, and we believe finances at home should not limit a student’s leadership potential.
The mission of Leadership Academy is to inspire students from our seven YLC chapters to positively impact their schools and communities by providing them with the tools to become leaders. Leadership Academy focuses on leadership development and team-building to help youth increase confidence and competence in social-emotional skills.
Youth Leading Change student leaders and advocates are invited to the five-day, 40-hour intensive training that combines classroom instruction, physical challenges and team building activities. Through this program, students understand important social principles like working together as a team to accomplish positive outcomes in school and community projects.