2019-20 Leadership Program
This 5-month youth empowerment program meets on Saturdays between November and May. Students work through activities in teams to become community leaders, changemakers and their best selves.
Teams are led by college student mentors who facilitate the following processes: (1) Students Identify Their Interests and Strengths, (2) Research Their Community: Identify and Visit Businesses Working Towards Solving Community Problems and (3) Create a Project/Internship with a local business.
The program culminates with an event where students share their personal growth and accomplishments through their digital stories. Local businesses, leaders and community members will all be present to congratulate students on their accomplishments.
Participation in this program is great for college essays, resumes, applications and real world experience. It is also a valuable tool for girl scouts, boy scouts and other community-service minded organizations.
See a sample of a student's experience here.
Note: This program does not focus on staying in the classroom. We get out in the community to learn from mentors and do actual field work
Start Date: November 9, 2019
Ages: 13-20 Yrs. Old
Location: Huntington Beach
Duration: November -May
Meeting Days: Weekly Saturday Meetings
(*Financial Aid and Scholarships Available; Inspire Charter Funds Accepted)
This leadership program follows the same student-driven inquiry process as our other programs, but the timeline is designed specifically for the needs of an individual or small group.
Guidance and activities are facilitated through your choice of virtual meetings for student development or in-person workshop style classes.
Start and end dates vary, however we do require a 12-week minimum commitment in order to share the curriculum while working through the leadership-based process.
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Start Date: Varies
College Leadership Team
This program offers college students an opportunity to get experience working in the field, to connect with their communities and build leadership skills as a community organizer and change maker.
We have positions in the following fields: digital storytelling, youth team leader, and open leadership.*
We have five positions in the Summer, three in the Fall and five in the Spring. College Team leaders can use this internship opportunity to earn college credits.
*this is an open position that is identified depending on needs of the cohort
Parent & Educator Workshops
Interested in learning how to teach your kids using the Mentor Me Learning Method? This two-day workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started with a service project.
You will learn:
(1) How to help a learner identify their passions
(2) How to discuss community and identify challenges in different communities
(3) How to reach out to businesses to create internships, collaborate on service projects and/or conduct research
(4) How to guide your learner towards building an action-project, writing project proposals and creating accountability plans
(5) How to find mentors, internships and job shadowing opportunities
(6) The latest research regarding our iYGeneration -- how they learn best, what influences them and why they are how they are
In addition to the two-days of 6 hr. workshops, you will receive two books that will guide you as you facilitate projects with your learner.
Note: This workshop has no specific dates, rather dates and locations will be tailored to meet the group's needs. There is a minimum of 10 participants needed.
Duration: 2 6-hr workshops
Cost per participant: $600
Location: Throughout California
(minimum of 10 participants)