Sep 24, 2012

Youth Congress Leadership Provides Content Packed Experience for Students

Youth Leadership at Water District
The Youth Congress Leadership program, sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, is now accepting applications from students grades 9-12 for this exciting and valuable program that gets underway in November. Now in its fourth year, the program helps students develop effective leadership skills through an exclusive inside look at the workings of key organizations and services in our community.

Mario Metzger, the Foundation’s chair for the popular program, anticipates another content-packed experience for young adults: “Each meeting is at a different fascinating venue – this makes it incredibly interesting and fun, without being a major time commitment.” The student participants will be exposed to a wide range of interesting topics, including Introduction to Leadership, Local Government, Law Enforcement, Health Services, Recreation, Education, Human Services, and Business, each held at appropriate locations such the sheriff’s station, school district, hospital, private businesses, etc. and conducted by their representatives. Every in-depth visit will be different and will include tours, discussions, presentations and more, all offering students a valuable opportunity to interact and engage.

At the culmination of the program, each student will be encouraged to participate in a community service project of his or her own choosing. The broad range of knowledge the students gain will encourage them to become active members of their cities and to provide input to those agencies that affect their lives.

Youth Leadership at Los Robles Hospital
Because the Youth Congress Leadership Program combines extraordinary opportunities for community service and leadership experience over several months, enrollment in the program may well be looked upon favorably by college admissions screeners. Prior student participants point out that the unique opportunities afforded to them in this program were not available in any other way.

Meetings will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: November 13, December 11, January 15, January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, April 9, April 23, and May 7, and will be held at various nearby locations. Students from throughout the greater Conejo/Las Virgenes regions are welcome.

Youth Leadership at  Sheriff's Station
Space is limited and demand is high. Applications are due to the Future Foundation by October 26 and can be obtained from the student’s school office or online at Information is also available from the CLVFF office at 818-880-1054. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by November 5. Click here for an application for or on the tab at the top of this page.


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  2. It is great that students have an opportunity to gain new knowledge, experience. They're really going to become future leaders!