Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer Program Teaches Youth Leadership Skills

The Volunteer Center is offering an innovative summertime program that provides young people with the leadership skills to play an active role in the community.  The Center’s Youth Leadership Institute is taking applications for a summer session June 27-30, at Bergen Community College, in Paramus.   Youth Leadership is open to students entering grades 8, 9 or 10 in September of 2011.

Prospective participants are required to submit an online application form by May 31.  Upon acceptance to the program, the fee for each student is $200.00.

The mission of the Youth Leadership Institute is to provide youth with the encouragement, peer networks and leadership skills necessary for them to make meaningful contributions to their communities and begin a life-long journey of service.  The interactive curriculum, of the caliber of training typically available only to corporate executives and government leaders, features a challenging series of lessons and exercises on community needs analysis, goal setting, team building, project planning, decision-making and other leadership dynamics.

For more information on the Youth Leadership Institute, call Debbie Emery at (201) 489-9454 ext. 118 or email at

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