What is YouthLead?
YouthLead is an intensive 3-week leadership, service, and cultural experience. Short term domestic or international exchanges include: cultural immersion through host families in mid-sized communities, direct peer interaction and exposure to global and cultural leaders, hands-on experience in managing volunteer service projects, long-term engagement in the Partners network with access to support services, resources, and opportunities for continued personal and professional growth. The Partners Youth Lead Team can custom tailor a rich curriculum for young leaders or provide you with the Youth Lead Core Program which offers community service engagement, exposure to civic leaders and home stays with local families. The Core Program also includes the Leadership in Action Workshop, Youth Adult Partnerships, small grants for Community Projects and direct interaction with the Partners network. To learn more about YouthLead, read a brief program summary.
What will I learn?• To understand and work with diverse sets of people, to empathize with the plight of others and to identify commonalities among diverse peoples
• To acquire the tools necessary to assess and address community needs and work with and manage volunteers, building life-time commitments to service
• To exercise leadership skills through action-oriented projects, mentorships, and peer- to- peer learning