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What is Leadership Institute?
Leadership Institute is a year-long, after-school program for high school-aged young women. Classes meet twice a week, and incorporate both community building and intensive leadership development. Classes also integrate college awareness, health and self-care, and increased communication skills. Participants will receive an end-of-year stipend based on their participation and attendance in the group. SNLP is focused on the intellectual and personal development of young women, but our programming also provides greatly needed networking opportunities, boosts college applications, and provides young women with a safe, enriching, and creative after-school experience.
Youth choose between two different class options: (**Note: Class offerings have changed, please read descriptions below closely**).
Option a) Sisterhood Academy – This class will focus on self, community, and society. Participants will participate in workshops on identity, leadership development, healthy relationships, wellness, social justice, and youth activism. Using their own lives and experiences as a starting point, participants will discuss issues facing them as young women, and facing their communities and world. They will participate in workshops, field trips, conferences, and projects. As a culminating project, the group will take action on a social issue of concern to them and share their newfound knowledge with their peers. Participants will develop confidence, increase their knowledge of social justice, and expand their leadership and activism skills, social/emotional growth, and career and life options. Classes will meet on Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 1:00pm-3:00pm in Brooklyn Heights (convenient to all subways).
Option b) Leadership Scholars – This is a college support class recommended for 11th graders (and 10th if interested). The group will focus on issues of educational justice and college readiness and college prep. The educational justice aspect of the class will examine such questions as: What makes a good school, and why aren’t all schools good? What is a “good education” and how can youth fight for their rights to one? What are other young people working towards in NYC and how can youth join the movement? Youth will build leadership skills, social justice awareness, and activism experience. Youth will also receive support, guidance, and information around their own college plans. Participants will learn about college requirements, application guidelines, post-secondary options and will begin planning for their futures today! Open to sophomores and juniors only. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Brooklyn Heights (convenient to all subways). You are encouraged to attend a Leadership Institute Open House on either Saturday, September 22nd at 1pm, Monday, Sept. 24th at 4pm or Wednesday Sept. 26th at 4pm at 157 Montague St in Brooklyn Heightsto learn more about our after school program. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
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Applications are due by Friday, Sept 28th, 2012. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be invited to a mandatory group interview.
Please return your completed application to Trixie Cordova.
Mail: SNLP, 157 Montague Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201