Youth Leadership Long Beach Program
The Youth Leadership Long Beach program is a unique opportunity for 30+ area high school students to join with emerging youth leaders from other schools to experience a community leadership program based on principled leadership. The eight-month program is focused around community issues (government, education, etc.) and sessions are centered around our core leadership principles: integrity, teamwork, ethics, accountability, respect, commitment, courage, trusteeship, congruence, compassion, vision, values, personal responsibility and service.
The program includes a three-day weekend leadership retreat in the mountains, program sessions at community sites such as City Hall, the Airport, Port of Long Beach and Boeing and concludes with a graduation ceremony. Along with attending the class sessions, the program participants will create and implement a community service project to bring about positive change in the Long Beach community.
We are currently accepting applications for the Youth LLB Class of 2018.
Below are the dates for next year's program - beginning in October 2017. A full commitment of participation is expected, including required attendance at the orientation (October 7, 2017) and leadership retreat (October 13-15, 2017) and RoboBowl (April TBD).
|*October 7, 2017 || ||Orientation |
|*October 13 – 15 || ||Leadership Retreat at Big Bear |
|November 4 || ||Human Relations |
|December 8 || ||Government & Public Service |
|January 6, 2018 || ||Education |
|January 27 || ||Working in the Community |
|February TBD || ||Community Partner Day: Boeing |
|March TBD || ||Community Partner Day: Port of LB |
|*April TBD || ||RoboBowl (Service project) |
|May TBD || ||Youth Graduation |
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* A REQUIRED session necessary for program participation and completion
December 8 is a Friday session necessary for access to City Hall and its staff.
(Activity/Topics subject to change due to the availability of presenters, facilities and resources)
YLLB 2018 class members should also expect to meet on days and times outside of the regularly scheduled sessions to work on service project and other YLLB activities (MLK, Jr. Parade, MLK Service Day, YLLB graduation, etc.).