Teen Leaders Program: This program blends artistic expression with leadership and job training. It incorporates elements of the Youth Driven Spaces (YDS) program model that was developed by the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. This model uses the youth-driven operation of the program itself as a pathway to 21st Century skill building and civic engagement. Under the supervision of an adult advisor, Teen Leaders engage in work experience, determine their own program goals and work together to meet those goals. Students gain public speaking/presentation experience, evaluate program success, make recommendations for improvement. On completion of the term, students fill out leadership self-assessments and have one-on-one interviews with their leadership coach who guides them in a reflection on how to continue to develop their skills.

 

GRANDVILLE AVENUE ARTS & HUMANITIES
644 GRANDVILLE AVENUE SW
GRAND RAPIDS MI 49503
PHONE: 616-742-0692
FAX: 616-742-5499