SCI's Youth Leadership Program: Engaging Young Leaders


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SCI seeks to increase the social capital of young people in their communities in order to enhance their chances for success. One of the ways we do this is through our youth leadership council program, whereby teens work with adult advisors to develop skills they need to address community needs and engage their peers in positive civic activities. SCI's Youth Leadership Curriculumfunded through a grant by the Comcast Foundation, contains two editions, a version designed for Youth Council members and a "teacher's edition" designed for Youth Council advisors. 
 
Through the implementation of this curriculum, SCI seeks to build the social trust and level of civic engagement in communities through building the students’ skills in leadership and enabling them to be active citizens within their communities.
 
SCI has developed youth councils in collaboration with several of our AmeriCorps host sites, including the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn and the Asian American Civic Association (pictured above). In these locations, SCI Youth Leadership Coordinators (YLCs) provide guidance to the Youth Councils as they plan and conduct service programming.
 
We have also conducted youth trainings with neighborhood coaltions such as Healthy Chelsea (Youth Food Movement) and the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative (Gloucester Youth Council). SCI has remained involved with both communities as we currently maintain a Web Portal in Chelsea and have faciliated discussions at youth council-led events in Gloucester.
 
To learn more or inquire about our Youth Leadership Trainings, please contact David Crowley at dcrowley@socialcapitalinc.org