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Youth Leadership Institute Class of 2002-2003
"When my mother first told me about the Greater Tucson Youth Leadership program I didn't think much about it, but I filled out the application and a couple of months later Dave Chandler called and invited me to the forst class. This class gave me more than I thought it could. From the inspiring speeches to the lessons on many ways to become a leader in our community and the chance to meet with people like Mayor Bob Walkup to discussions that concern us. Many of the youth today don't get a chance to do this. This program is a lot of work that took many people a lot of time to create..."
 -- Brianna Wood, Youth Leadership Class 2002
What is the Youth Leadership Institute?

Based on the Greater Tucson Leadership's issue-day model, the Youth Leadership Institute serves to inform, educate, influence, re-direct and create new leaders from a diverse cross-section of high school students in Tucson. Courses are taught by certified Community College Instructors on staff at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona. There are three components:

  • educate youth about issues and potential solutions to our community's most pressing concerns;
  • develop leadership skills; and
  • increase community involvement

Youth participants will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in a leadership program, which includes topics on community building skills, career development, ethics, education, government, volunteerism, criminal justice and public speaking
  • become engaged in service to address community needs through a class service project;
  • learn Pima Community College credits; and
  • demonstrate effective involvement in community issues by enrolling in the Youth Boardsmanship Institute, being accepted at the University of Arizona and enrolling in the Arizona Blue Chip Program, attending Pima Community College or joining school and community organizations.

Volunteer requirements: Each participant will be required to attend all classes and contribute to and participate in the class service project.

5151 E. BROADWAY BLVD., SUITE 1600 | TUCSON AZ 85711
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