Sep 29, 2010

Youth Leadership Applications Being Accepted

Applications for the Youth Congress Leadership Program sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation are now being accepted. All students in grades 9-12 who attend school in the Conejo/Las Virgenes region are eligible. Click here for a copy of the application.

Students accepted into this program will have the opportunity to develop effective leadership skills while learning more about their communities. The areas covered are: Introduction to Leadership, Local Government, Law Enforcement, Health Services, Recreation, Education, Human Services, and Business. The programs will be conducted by representatives from each of the above entities and the students will meet at the particular venue where the speaker works such as the sheriff’s station, school district, hospital, etc. Each program will be very different and will range from tours, discussions, presentations, and more. All of the cities in the region will be participating. At the end of the program, the group will choose a follow-up activity and pursue the completion of it. The activity selected at the end of last year program was establishing a Teen Court in the west end of the Conejo Valley. We are in the process of working on this and our students this year will have input into it.

Meetings will take place from 4-6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month ending April 27, 2011. In addition, we will meet on November 17, 2010 and December 8, 2010. This will make a total of ten meetings.

Applications must be submitted by November 10, 2010 and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by November 12, 2009.

Attendance is important. Please check your calendar to make sure you can attend all or most of the meetings. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

This is the second year for the Leadership Program, which follows twenty-five years of successful Youth Congresses sponsored the Conejo/LasVirgenes Future Foundation. It has proven to be a very popular program so we encourage students to apply early as there is a limit to the number that we can accommodate.

Call Pat Grant, Youth Congress Leadership Program Chair, at (805) 495-5960 or our office at (818) 880-1054 with any questions that you may have.

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