Youth LEAD Institute
Youth LEAD Institute Programs
The Las Caras Lindas (LCL) Youth LEAD Institute (YLI) is comprised of two key components. The first program is the Core Program which has been working with young diverse women in the community since 2006. Over the years it has evolved from an 8-week summer program to a 12-week self-esteem leadership development program. The second component is the Youth LEADers Program which is designed as a next step for graduates of the Core Program who are interested in becoming active leaders in their community.
Click Here to read about the 2011 YLI LEAD Program
YLI LEAD Goals
Participants in the YLI LEAD Program complete a three modules, covering self-esteem, mental & physical health, community engagement and leadership development, through series of workshops and activities across a 12-week period. Once participants have completed the Core Program they can apply to participate in the Youth LEADers program. Click here to apply to the 2012 Youth LEAD Program (12 weeks)!
- Help girls to understand themselves as individuals
- Members of their community and
- Leaders in society
Youth LEADers Program Goals
Participants in the Youth LEADers program participate in a number of LCL Core Program workshops, Community Network programs, community partner events throughout the year. Youth LEADers are also encouraged to identify a woman leader for whom they would like to develop a mentoring relationship with and shadow for one day.
- Developing one’s authentic voice
- Connecting one’s purpose toward the advancement of self and others
- Nurturing meaningful relationships with leading women in the community
- Living a life of community engagement
See below to find out more about the LCL YLI Core Program