Equipping Youth to Lead

Equipping Youth to Lead

Jun 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Keeping your youth program fun, fresh and relevant in a digital world of Snapchat, FaceTime and Instagram can seem as elusive as the perfect selfie. However, with the right mix of ingredients, i.e., time to build authentic relationships, focused learning on relevant regional civic issues, and an opportunity to reflect on the experience coupled with a tad of technology and youth input…it is possible. Learn how Youth Leadership St. Louis has been successfully equipping youth to lead for the past 30-years while keeping it fun, fresh and relevant.

Founded in 1989, Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) is an internationally recognized program that informs, connects, prepares and empowers St. Louis area youth to become civic and community leaders. Annually, YLSL brings together high school juniors from approximately 30 public, private and parochial schools from across the region. No other program in St. Louis draws such a large and diverse group of students – 150 students representing 55 ZIP codes.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
•Explain the importance of keeping program content fun, fresh and relevant and in context for your target audience
•Assess current programming with youth to gain valuable insight about what’s working and what’s not
•Understand how to tailor programs from idea to implementation with teens in mind