YouthForce is a youth leadership development program designed for youth ages 12-18. This program provides participants with the fundamental skills necessary to become effective leaders within their own peer groups. The program is founded on four basic principles: Leadership, Teamwork, Responsibility & Community Service.

Youth are guided through a carefully crafted curriculum that is coupled with real life leadership experiences. Youth participate in community service projects, forums, and other activities that build their leadership skills.  Each session is 8 weeks.

Overall Goal
The goal of the YouthForce Leadership Development Curriculum is to build resiliency skills, positive identity and self-esteem through a comprehensive positive youth development program. This tool seeks to reduce risky behaviors among middle and high school youth and to prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors in the future.

Overall Objectives
• Participants will develop resiliency skills through their participation in the varied activities.
• Participants will demonstrate positive attitudinal change regarding school, their peers, and parents, and will have increased their self-esteem.

Personal Growth
Participants will develop knowledge of self and others in order to prepare for effective leadership through the exposure to a series of activities that promote healthy self esteem, identity, cultural awareness, development of critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills.

Building Resiliency
Youth will develop resiliency skills through participation in workshops on gangs, bullying and youth violence prevention. This module promotes child-parent communication and emphasizes self-responsibility.

Leadership Development
Youth will learn the basic concepts of leadership development. They will learn the concept of leadership
and will understand what it means to be a leader. They will also learn different models and theories of

Academic Success
Participants will learn how to plan their academic studies in order to have successful academic performance in preparation for postsecondary education. In addition, they will learn about the college application process and opportunities for paying for college.

Contact our office today to register for YouthForce.  See you in the next session!