Equipping high school students for college, careers, leadership, and beyond.
Instead of teaching youth leadership principles in theory, we want to teach them through action, giving students real opportunities to learn through doing."
Leaders are important to our future and we have the responsibility to train up the next generation.
The ultimate goal of theprogram is to equip youth with the best leadership tools available and to provide them withopportunities for transformational experiences that result in increased commitment to the community and their own futures.
The V-Team class of 20 students will meet once a week for 50 minutes during the Fall semester.
Core Leadership Values: Students will learn and demonstrate the eight core V-Team leadership skills through working in five small groups, each led by an adult volunteer. The eight core values are: 1) Intimacy With Mentors 2) Passion for Purpose and People 4) Culturally Relevant Communication 5) Multiplication of Leaders 6) Family Values as Priority 8) Commitment to Integrity
Community Service: Over the course of the semester, each group will identify a problem in their community, conceive of a realistic solution, and implement the solution on the ground. Students will be responsible for every aspect of the service project, from recruiting volunteers to raising funds.
Vision Tours: Students will have opportunities to participate in four “vision tours” to a college, a major employer, a hospital, and City Hall. The purpose of the vision tours is to broaden students’ perspectives, motivate them to make wise choices, and encourage them to live up to their potential.