Building Our Leaders and Dreamers
go bold. be bold.
Inspired by the Instructional Leadership Corps, a professional development model developed by the California Teachers Association, the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and the National Board Resource Center, the School of Leadership & Facilitation provides professional development to site level leaders who work in California Expanded Learning programs (e.g., after school, summer learning, intersession). Designed by ASAPconnect, an annual leadership cohort builds the capacity of accomplished site level leaders. Participants are tasked with facilitating dialogue that inspires action to integrate the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning at their sites and organizations to continuously improve the quality of their programs.
ASAPconnect, Flyte Studio, Afterschool Guru, and college sophomores (our Program Associates who participated in a similar experience in high school) have translated the program for high school students in this youth leadership cohort. The program is funded by the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education.
Our shared vision is to apply all that we have learned from our highly successful School of Leadership & Facilitation and afterschool leadership programs to a diverse group of youth who are participating in expanded learning programs throughout California and who are eager to build their leadership skills and make an impact in their community. What kind of leaders are needed to build a future that embraces compassion, authenticity, and empowerment of others? BOLD leaders.
We will engage the youth in exploring their natural strengths and talents, developing a project to address a community issue they are passionate about, building facilitation skills to leverage throughout their academic and professional careers, establishing mindfulness practices to be fully present in all they do, and building social capital through their growth and actions.
Participants will receive training and mentoring support in:
- Strengths-based leadership skills
- Planning and delivering a community impact project
- Mindfulness practices
- Effective meeting facilitation methods
Program Duration: Oct 2021 - May 2022
Virtual Learning Community calls will take place at 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Oct 11 (orientation), Oct 18, Nov 8, Nov 29, Jan 5, Jan 24, Feb 14, Mar 7, Mar 28, Apr 18, May 9 (reflection & celebration).
(Dates are subject to change. Special calls may be added, including a culminating event.)