Youth Leadership Summit

The National Youth Leadership Council invites nonprofit organizations, schools and afterschool programs in Minnesota to apply to the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit at the Points of Light Conference,The Civic Century.

This two-day leadership experience will culminates in a Shark Tank-like project pitch where each team will walk away with a grant ranging from $250 to $1,500to implement change in their community.

This immersion in leadership development has young people (ages 11-18) explore their identities and leadership skills through interactions with other inspiring leaders: their peers and national service leaders.

When: Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota

About the Youth Leadership Summit

NYLC equips young with skills for community action through a series of activities that explore identity and equity, rooted in social and emotional learning. The training provides hands-on learning through simulations on the intersectionality of race, class, ethnicity, and geography, explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs. Participants hear from national service leaders, as well as other workshop presenters and peers, and apply their learnings to action-planning. Key to this leadership development is an inquiry process that sparks creativity and social and emotional learning including:

  • Empowerment – contribution to community
  • Positive Values – caring, equality and justice, and responsibility
  • Positive Identity – personal power, self-esteem, sense of purpose, positive view of the future
  • Social Competencies – planning and decision-making, cultural competencies, peaceful conflict resolution

Young People Gain:

  • The ability to work together with people of all backgrounds.
  • Allies to support leadership development and service-learning action plans.
  • The tools and knowledge to create equitable change in their communities.
  • Motivation to take action for the common good.

They:

  • Listen to different perspectives and personal experiences
  • Engage in meaningful leadership activities.
  • Experience discomfort by pushing boundaries, from team-building to conversations about power and privilege.
  • Speak truth about their own stories, recognizing their knowledge and expertise.

Teams comprised of 3-10 youth, in partnership with their school, nonprofit or afterschool partner, will be selected to attend the youth leadership training and implement their project through a grant from the Points of Light Foundation. The nonprofit or afterschool program will be the fiscal agent for the grant and its implementation.

There is no fee to participate in the Youth Summit, meals and snacks will be provided, and participants may request support for local transportation to the Conference.

Apply now!

Design for Change Opportunity

Join a global network of educators helping over 1 million young people positively impact their communities. We are currently forming our first North Carolina cohort of educators to empower our state’s children to be agents of change.

Design for Change, is a design thinking framework that assists educators in facilitating student-led social projects. When students participate in DFC, they join a coalition of young people around the world saying, I CAN make an impact!

You can join us for five professional development opportunities totaling 1 CEU between January – May 2019. The sessions will be a combination of virtual and in-person workshops for K-12 teachers, youth group leaders, and after-school program mentors/facilitators.

Participation Includes:
– Learning through ten hours of in-person and virtual workshops
– Coaching and mentoring from award winning educators and designers
– Networking with innovative educators and community partners
– Developing a design thinking mindset and toolbox to engage students in creating innovative solutions to complex, real-world problems
– Leading a Design for Change project in your school/community
– Capstone share event including celebrating Design for Change project work in North Carolina.

REGISTER HERE!

Cost: $50 (Payments due at February workshop.)

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NC Service-Learning Training, Durham 2013

What is service-learning all about? Is it the fun events, or perhaps the thrill of a successful year under your belt? Well we all may have different answers to that question, but one thing was for sure after our training at North Carolina Central University in Durham the overwhelming response was – the students!!

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25 education and nonprofit professionals, along with students from Raleigh and Wilmington, joined the NC Service-Learning Training to discuss some great topics throughout the day. Students from Exploris Middle school (pictured above) received certificates of awesomeness, as did Coalition Board Member Beth Scherier’s student from E.A. Laney High School (below).

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If you missed this training and would like to catch our next one in Wilmington, check out our Events page! We hope to see you there! Thank you to our hosts North Carolina Central University and our sponsors at State Farm!