Canvas Leadership Development
We are committed to helping high potential youth in Houston, with a primary focus on Southeast Houston, develop and showcase their talents to the right colleges and change college paradigms around talent. To help them impact their communities and expand their college options, students will participate in Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning (YELL) curriculum and complete a Service Learning Project.
Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning Program (YELL)
3-week intensive Canvas Leadership Program: A trained facilitator will use the YELL curriculum to prepare our high potential youth for service to their community.
The curriculum immerses the participant in three core dimensions of youth leadership development:
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Analytical and Critical Reflections
- Positive Community Involvement
Service Learning Project
After completion of the leadership development program, youth will identify an issue in their community and be paired with a field mentor who will guide them through researching that issue and presenting their findings and recommendations to a panel of community stakeholders.
Each participant will be given $250 to research and present the findings of their project to a panel of community stakeholders.