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Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

The YLA is a 10-week leadership program designed to empower and educate underserved youth living in Providence. Eligible participants are successful graduates of the YPI program between the ages of 13 and 18 living in public housing.  Weekly workshops are held after school at a designated space at PHA. Program components include:

– Communication skills
– Conflict resolution
– Leadership & civic engagement
– Job readiness

The YLA curriculum, created by Year Up, is a proven model for increasing youths’ self-awareness, confidence and communication skills. YLA participants are matched 1:1 with Year Up alumni mentors who seek to contribute to their communities and serve as positive role models.  YLA also provides participants access to summer employment opportunities and exposes them to career and educational pathways available after high school.  For more information about YLA, please contact the Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) for your development.

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