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Youth Leadership Council YLC. WE ARE ALL ABOUT CROSS-AGE LEADERSHIP. What is the YLC?. Collaborative between ISD 622 and 832 Sponsored by: Educational Equity Alliance ISD 622 Community Education Act as the youth advisory council for youth programs in community education - PowerPoint PPT Presentation




What is the YLC?Collaborative between ISD 622 and 832Sponsored by:Educational Equity AllianceISD 622 Community EducationAct as the youth advisory council for youth programs in community educationThese partnerships help fund trainings and events. They also fund the mini-grants that we give to local groups in the area. Youa3Our MissionTo provide youth with opportunity, leadership, service-learning, diversity, change and youth involvement in the community.

Youa4What are our Goals?Student achievementWorking to close the achievement gap.Student leadershipIncreasing youth involvement in community events.Service-learning opportunitiesProviding chances for students to participate in prolonged service projectsIntegrated learningCreating opportunities for cross-age leadership and mentoring

Cheng Leng5What are our Goals cont..?Cultural competencyIncreasing awareness of other cultures and about the importance of diversityPositive youth/adult relationshipsMentoring and motivating younger studentsStudent engagement in after school programs/out-of-school timeIncreasing participation in enrichment and summer programsCareer ExplorationIntroducing and exploring possible careers with students

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6What is our Inspiration?Helping our communityBecoming better leadersKnowing that we can improve the lives of people in our communityMotivating othersWorking Hands-on and directly with individuals.To make a difference in the worldCheng Leng7Membership The First Members of YLCThanks to the NYLT Camp. Our first members:Miguel Rivas ( 2nd left)Arthur Moore III (Middle)Nkaunaag Vang (right)

These three were the first YLC students.


92009-2010 MembersMiguel RivasLisa YangJose BelloArthur Moore IIIAmy ErlandsonEva GallegosDavend GiddingsNkaunaag VangAnjali SeshadriAdvisors:Angelica TorralbaJohn Hayes

Amy102009-2010 compared to 2010-20119 members in 2009-201014 members in 2010-2011


112010-2011 Members


12The TeamAmy ErlandsonNorth High School, 10th gradeAnjali SeshadriMahtomedi High School, 12th gradeArthur Moore IIINorth High School, 12th gradeCheng Leng XiongNorth High School, 10th gradeEmily FellererNorth High School, 11th gradeEva GallegosMahtomedi High School, 11th gradeJose BelloMahtomedi High School, 12th gradeJose CarrilloMahtomedi High School, 10th gradeLisa YangMahtomedi High School, 11th gradeRachel MuellerTartan High School, 11th gradeRyan CoxTartan High School, 12th gradeVictoria AdofoliNorth High School, 12th gradeYoua YangNorth High School, 12th gradeZang HerTartan High School, 9th grade


13AdvisorsAngelica Torralba-Olague-Youth Program CoordinatorJohn Hayes-Youth Program FacilitatorTei Sowah-Academic Advisor / YLC AdvisorAmeriCorps Promise Fellows:Jay RattanavongLeAndra WilliamsMegan BartelAmy

14Mini-Grants Youa15Mini GrantsWe gave the opportunity to groups in our community to conduct service-learning and youth leadership projects.Process:Students, staff & teachers can apply YLC reviews & approves certain applicationsMini-Grant recipients receive a limited amount of grant moneyGroups conduct their service-learning or youth leadership projects At the end of the year, YLC coordinates a Celebration where the groups present the outcome of their projects.Youa

16Mini-GrantsWe decided that our Mini-Grant projects should be a tradition and should be continued throughout our YLC years. This year we decided to keep track of our participants and their projects to provide any assistants to make a better service-learning project for the youth. Youa



18Mini-Grant Recipients


19Our Trainers and SpeakersSparks (Search Institute) Service-Learning 101 (NYLC) Mentor TrainingYouth Community ConnectionsSparks Spark is a quality, skill, or interest that light us up and that we are passionate about. Sparks Come From within us ( Relationship between peer & adult)3 type of spark Talent or Skill Something you care deeply about. Quality you know is special, able to solve disputes between friends.Research results If adult who support your sparks more likely to have ascended of purpose, socially competent & physically healthy.Use sparks to create serving tearing opportunity. Sometime there will be a loss of spark but there is always a spark just transformed into a different element.Tips For Sparks Champions Spark can change overtime Young people need multiple champion A skill is not automatically spark

Youa21NYLC- National Youth Leadership CouncilService-learning actively engages participants in meaningful and personally relevant service activities. Service-learning projects work best when they fit the ages and developmental abilities of the participants, include interesting and engaging service activities, explore the context of the underlying societal issues the service addresses, and address needs that are important to the community being served.Effective service-learning is an integral part of the learning process. It has clear learning goals that are aligned with the school curriculum or purpose of the extracurricular program. Learning becomes experiential and applied, deepening students understanding of the material, how it used, and why it important.

Cheng Leng22Mentor TrainingConnection between Mentor & true item.Goal: to have a longer stronger relationships.MentorsFollow rule Safety of a youthUnderstand youth developmentUsing a strength-based, youth centered approach Models a healthy life skillThe role of Mentor not to fix someone or help carry their baggage but to help them achieve their potential and carry the baggage betterIn Hopes to Maximize your Impact - pay attention of things that they want not what they need. - teach and model skill to help young people carry their baggage better. - Find a kids spark

Amy23Youth Of Community Connections

Shaping the Future of Minnesotas Youth through Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities Everyday in the United States more than 15 million children leave school at the end of the day and have no where to go. More than a million of these children come from high poverty backgrounds (Afterschool Alliance) out of school time do things outside of school.Students have an average 2000 hours of out school time in a year. The hours between 3 pm- 6pm are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex. ( Fight Crime: Invest in Kids)Prevents young kids for crime & violence. Academic- tutoring and improving skills. Achievement Gap Youa24Hands-on Twin CitiesWorks with over 250 nonprofit organizations serving 9 country metro are with opportunities to volunteer and strengthen the community.They encouraged us to pass on acts of service value volunteering. This is our first year with them and it is going pretty good.

Cheng Leng25MLK Day of Service / Semester of Service Kick-OffAmy26MLK Day Service, 2009-20102009-2010: Went to the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church to help serve breakfast at their MLK Service Day. We had the opportunity to listen to the Big Screen Broadcast of keynote address by Reverend Joseph Lowery.


27MLK Day Service, 2010-20112010-2011: Coordinated service projects on site Two peace & one beauty murals (showcased in ISD 622 middle schools)Advocating for Haiti (bracelets for Haiti)Community Cinema (discuss issues)Invited a keynote speaker to talk about the importance of community and connecting with younger youth Kick-off for mini-grant recipients75 people attended


28Spreading the Word on Youth Leadership & Service-Learning29Peace Jam Be Peace!We had the opportunity to meet Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Guatemala).President Oscar Arias Sanchez (1989 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Costa Rica)Presenting to Rigoberta Menchu Tum during the 2009-2010 Peace Jam

Amy31Presenting to President Oscar Arias Sanchez during the 2010-2011 Peace Jam

Cheng Leng32Atlanta Service-Learning ShowcaseShowcase our YLC programAdvocate our mini-grant processHow we coordinated the MLK Day of Service Our model of cross-age leadership and mentoringImportance of Sparks and out of school time programming

Youa33What the Future Holds for YLCWhat We Hope to AccomplishCultivate new ideas of service learning , promoting youth leadership and youth as assets

Engage youth in their community)

Impact youth in the communityBy being MentorsBeing a positive role model for them to look up to

Cheng Leng35Summer ActivitiesFacilitate youth campsEncourage them through their hobbies, interests, Sparks**A Spark is something a person is passionate about, an activity that leashes their energy and joyAdd youth voice and ideas to Summer programming

Youa36National Youth Leadership Training 2011Learn about the achievement gap and service learningExpand more opportunities for leadershipDevelop new ways to interact and serve with youthAdvocate for more community projectsExpand knowledge on addressing community needsDeveloping a new goal for the year 2011-2012 school year

Cheng Leng37Any questions, please contact:

Angelica Torralba-OlagueYouth Program