Designed to empower youth to lead, our innovative and experiential workshop series tasks high school students with designing and awarding grant funds to local nonprofits and community agencies. Students gain a deep understanding of the significance of philanthropy. Through time, talent and treasure, we cultivate change agents early in their leadership careers. The cost to participate is $150. Financial assistance is available.
The dates for the 2017 program are:
Valley Leadership Youth Day 1 Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Valley Leadership Youth Day 2 Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Valley Leadership Youth Day 3 Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Valley Leadership Youth Grant Ceremony Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2016 Program Outcomes:
Sixteen Arizona teens completed the Valley Leadership Youth program, and distributed $8,000 to two different community organizations, including: Girls on the Run and GLSEN.
The group of 16 participants was equally split between males and females, represented 7 different high schools around the state, and were aged between 15 and 17 years old. These youth not only have passion for Arizona and learning how they can support the community, they aspire to become surgeons, nonprofit leaders, bioengineers, among several other careers identified by participants. This program is designed to help them include philanthropy in any career path they choose.
For additional information, please contact Program Manager, Sophia Mayberry at Sophia@valleyleadership.org.