Sep 12, 2013

2013-2014 Youth Congress Leadership Applications Now 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.

 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, the Justice System, Fire Protection, Health Services, Recreation, Education, Community 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 city hall, the 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, students will be encouraged to participate in a community service project of their choosing.

The meetings will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: November 13, 2013, December 11, 2013, January 8, 2014, January 22, 2014, February 12, 2014, February 26, 2014, March 5, 2014, March 19, 2014, April 9, 2014 and May 7, 2014. This will make a total of 10 meetings.

Applications must be submitted by October 25, 2013 and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by November 5, 2013. Attendance is very important. Please check your calendar to make sure that you can attend all or most of the meetings. Community Service credit will be given based on attendance. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

All Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation programs are free to the public. The Foundation is most appreciative of the generous support of community members who make programs like this possible.

This is the fifth year of the Leadership Program, which follows twenty-five years of successful Youth Congresses sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes 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.

A copy of the application can be found on the above tab: "2013 -2014 Youth Congress Leadership Application." Email  or call Karen Malatesta, Executive Director of the Foundation, at (818) 880-1054 with any questions that you may have.

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