YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: HANDS-UP, HANDS-OUT, HANDS-ON!
Children are the future leaders in every sector of our world– i.e., community, business, education, faith, and more. A wise investment in children’s lives and development is a wise contribution into the leadership of tomorrow. Some states project the number of prison cells that they need to build over the next twenty years based on literacy rates in the third grade.
Additionally, there is a connection between child poverty and child development. It is, moreover, crucial to help children as much as one can and even intervene when necessary for their wellbeing and for posterity’s sake.
19th century African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass once said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken [adults].” The Urban Summer Academy provides summer programing to help to strengthen children’s educational performance, to enrich their awareness of community, educational, and global opportunities, and to empower them to dream of a positive future; they need to see themselves as the next generation leaders in the church, the community, and in the world.
We partner with local government entities, schools, colleges and universities to provide a cutting edge opportunity for elementary and middle school children. The purpose of this initiative is to create opportunities for young people, exposing them to higher education, public service, and other career options as future leaders. We build bridges from school to success with a focus on the young, talented and promising children.
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