Youth Action Leadership Program for High School Students

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Youth Action Now Accepting Applications for its

FREE Leadership Development Program for High School Students

Youth Action is pleased to announce open registration for its year-long Inspiring Leaders Program (ILP) to begin on Saturday, October 19th. The Inspiring Leaders Program (ILP) is a free, student-led experiential leadership development and civic engagement program based in Philadelphia each year is designed to inspire 9th and 10th grade students to become community leaders and active changemakers in their communities and beyond.

The application is available online at or via this link All applications must be submitted by next Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:59pm EST.

This free program takes place over two semesters. The Fall Semester (October 2013 – December 2013) includes nine intensive leadership development training sessions held at the University of Pennsylvania. Session topics include finding your personal leadership style, how to lead others, team dynamics, public speaking and effective communication, project planning, and more.

In the Spring Semester (January 2014 – May 2014), students in the program will work together in a group to apply what they have learned and plan a creative service project. Youth Action will give the students up to $2500 in funding to complete their project and provide guidance, mentoring and coaching throughout the entire planning process to ensure that the students are successful.

“The Inspiring Leaders Program is a great opportunity for students to participate in fun leadership development, build friendships with positive students and recognize the enormous impact that they can have on their communities at a young age,” says Gavin Grant, Youth Action’s President. “Encouraging and enabling these students to take initiative on an issue they care about and create positive change will help them realize that they are powerful and put them on paths to be changemakers throughout their entire lives.”

There is no fee to participate in this program. However, there is limited space in the program.

For any students interested in participating in the Inspiring Leaders Program, please apply online at by Thursday, October 10, 2013.

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