508-234-9090 x 101
NEW CLASS OF YOUNG LEADERS BEING RECRUITED IN AREA HIGH SCHOOLS
The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation announces that recruitment for the 2012-2013 class of the Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy is now underway.
This unique leadership program targets 9th and 10th grade 'emerging leaders' in member high schools across the Blackstone Valley. The BVYLA program seeks to enhance the leadership skills of young people and strengthen their connection to the Blackstone Valley.
The program will run from 3 to 5:30PM twice a month on Tuesdays from November to April. Students will experience a challenging curriculum and plan and implement an individual community service project next spring.
Applications are available in all high schools and on the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation website, www.BVeducationfoundation.org. Each high school will select their representatives to the program in early October.
Over the last 6 years, 168 students have graduated from the BVYLA program. Many continue to enhance their leadership and stewardship skills by volunteering at community events around the Valley and participating in service projects in their communities.
For more information about the program, please contact Julie Salmon, Program Coordinator at 508-234-9090, x101 or jsalmon@BVeducationfoundation.org.
The Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy is a program of the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation and is supported in part by private and corporate donors and local school districts.