|Youth Leadership Summit at the Points of Light Conference|
Empowering Youth as Leaders
The National Youth Leadership Council invites nonprofit organizations and afterschool programs in the Twin Cities Metro area to apply to the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit at the Points of Light Conference,The Civic Century.
Join teams of students from Minnesota for a two-day leadership experience that culminates in a Shark Tank-like project pitch where each team will walk away with a grant ranging from $250 to $1,500 to implement change in their community.
This immersion in leadership development has young people (ages 11-18)) explore their identities and leadership skills through interactions with other inspiring leaders: their peers and national service leaders.
Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19
St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota
NYLC equips young with skills for community action through a series of activities that explore identity and equity, rooted in social and emotional learning. The training provides hands-on learning through simulations on the intersectionality of race, class, ethnicity, and geography, explorations of personal leadership styles and cultural backgrounds, and action-planning for assessments leading to addressing community needs. Participants hear from national service leaders, as well as other workshop presenters and peers, and apply their learnings to action-planning. Key to this leadership development is an inquiry process that sparks creativity and social and emotional learning including:
Teams comprised of 3-10 youth, in partnership with their nonprofit or afterschool partner, will be selected to attend the youth leadership training and implement their project through a grant from the Points of Light Foundation. The nonprofit or afterschool program will be the fiscal agent for the grant and its implementation.
There is no fee to participate in the Youth Summit, meals and snacks will be provided, and participants may request support for local transportation to the Conference.
Applications due May 24!
Teams will be notified by June 7th if they are selected to participate.