Our Summer Leadership Intensive includes the following: an Opening Retreat, Government, Law and Politics, Arts, Recreation, Health and Human Services, and initial Project Development.
This leadership retreat provides an opportunity for the Youth Leadership Mobile participants to learn about each other through activities and problem-solving. The students will receive leadership training and learn how people from different backgrounds can merge their ideas and become a stronger group.
Government, Law, and Politics
This leadership seminar exposes participants to people and institutions which influence law, government, and politics in our community. It allows participants to see government in action, meet community leaders, and give input on their issues in the Mobile community.
Arts, Recreation, and Media
This leadership seminar introduces participants to the vast area of arts activities in Mobile. It emphasizes the importance of the arts, recreation, and media to the community and its development.
Health and Human Services
This leadership seminar includes exposure to community needs regarding social services, agencies that serve those needs, and processes to work towards solutions.
Each participant completes a project proposal form and discusses it with other participants. The form includes information regarding project goals, timelines, necessary resources, possible collaborations, etc.
Leadership Enhancement Seminars
Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to participate in seminars on topics relative to their growth and development as individuals and young leaders.
Beyond Summer Intensive
We meet once a month to do training, service and learn more about the community and each other. During that time we discuss project areas of interest and development. The culmination of which is the graduation where each student will present an individual community service project.
There are mandatory functions (listed in the calendar) as well as completion of at least three volunteer opportunities that we set up throughout the year in addition to the aforementioned individual community service project.