The Leadership Education and Development program (LEAD) facilitates opportunities for middle school and high school students ages 12–17 years old to earn volunteer service-learning hours, develop confidence in leadership skills through a mentorship program, and learn about educational and future career opportunities. In addition to accruing community service hours needed for school, participants will develop a variety of leadership skills aimed at creating positive impacts in the Temple City Community.
To provide a supportive platform that encourages open dialogue, collaboration, and skill-building, enabling young leaders to identify and address the unique needs of our community. Through diverse leadership experiences and service opportunities, we aim to instill in our participants a deep understanding of civic responsibility and the importance of making a positive impact in their community.
- Empowerment: We believe in empowering our youth by providing a safe and inclusive space that nurtures their self-confidence, creativity, and critical thinking. By offering guidance and mentorship, we encourage our members to embrace their unique strengths and develop leadership qualities.
- Community Engagement: We are committed to fostering a strong sense of community among our youth leaders. Through active involvement in various community projects and events, we aim to instill a sense of pride and ownership in the betterment of Temple City.
- Skill Development: Recognizing the importance of continuous growth, we provide comprehensive training and workshops that equip our members with essential leadership skills, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Sustainable leadership: Our aim is to create a sustainable and long-lasting legacy of leadership within our community. We inspire our members to be role models and mentors to future generations of youth, passing on the torch of leadership and service.
Program Meeting Dates:
Youth Leaders will attend two meetings per month including workshops, and field trips. The meeting location will be at Live Oak Park from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. A detailed calendar will be provided upon registration.
Interested participants must reside in Temple City or attend a school in the Temple City Unified School District.
Applications will be available soon. Please fill out the interest form below and a staff member from the Parks and Recreation Department will contact you.