Youth Leadership Spokaneis recruiting for the Class of 2019!
If you know a teen who is interested in developing their leadership skills, gaining awareness about the Spokane community and meeting community leaders as a high school student, please share this application with them.Applications are due May 15th!
YLS Class of 2018 at retreat at Gonzaga University.
What is YLS?YLS is a 10-month focused civic leadership training program based on the principles of servant leadership, for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Through our growing youth program, students are empowered and inspired to serve each other and their community. Students who participate in YLS demonstrate a commitment to personal growth and exhibit high standards of personal integrity.
What is the time commitment?
YLS requires students to attend a day-long retreat in August and monthly two-hour evening classes on the fourth Monday of the month, September through May. A community service project is also accomplished during the year. A celebratory leadership commencement is held in June.
What are the benefits?
- Learn how to lead better today, by serving others
- Gain insightful awareness about Spokane and the community
- Develop community service opportunities
- Network with community leaders at monthly classes
- Strengthen communication and interview skills
- Increase mentorship opportunities
- Prepare today for college or next steps in life
What is the cost?Tuition for YLS is $125, which covers all expenses for the retreat, class materials and graduation. Generous scholarships are available for those with financial need upon request.
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Register now for Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow
Registration is open!
The Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, and/or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.
Registration will close . Each school is allowed up to 2 projects per challenge topic with a maximum of 6 projects total. Register early to hold your spot!
Compete for Cash Prizes!
Over 60 cash awards will honor students, their projects, and their schools.
Show others the power of your ideas
Students in the arts, sciences, engineering, and social sciences discover how to create positive change in their communities.
Register for free!
Housing and dining on campus are free, too, so it costs next to nothing to compete.
Topics and Challenges
This year, we have three challenges:
And four approach options:
Choose one challenge and one approach per team. Judges will be looking to be sure you clearly articulate the approach you took to the challenge. Should you choose the multi-approach route, be sure your project effectively covers each approach you are addressing!
Remember that each school is limited to 2 teams per challenge, with a maximum of 6 teams!
Be sure to communicate with other advisors and students at your schools to ensure your projects don't exceed this limit!
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