Young Leaders Institute
 
 
 
 
 

LEADING YOUTH TO GREATNESS

 
 
 
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WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF YOUNG LEADERS.

 
 
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Interpersonal Skills Development

Interpersonal skills are the bedrock to building effective leadership skills. At YLI, we equip young people with the interpersonal skills needed to rise above and beyond barrier-filled, screen-based, virtual world interactions in order to build confidence for greater person-to-person relationships.

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Conflict Resolution

Critical thinking skills are the cornerstone for effectively resolving conflict. In this area, YLI offers programming that will attune young leaders to assess conflict, listen to others during discord and when moments of conflict, and to skillfully disagree without breaking bonds or burning bridges.

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Ethical Leadership

The greatest, most influential leaders in the world seem to share a common characteristic -Ethical Leadership. Ethical Leadership is rooted in respect for ethical beliefs and values and in preserving the dignity and rights of others.

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Civics

Participants will have the opportunity to network, interview, collaborate, build relationships and lead conversations that are creative and intuitive with other like-minded, aspirational young leaders.

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I learned in one day what I haven’t learned in eleven years of my schooling.
— Adam, high school student
 
 

WHERE BRILLIANT IDEAS ARE BORN.

Imagine a world where youth are the world’s greatest innovators, rising to take ownership of their purpose, their vision, and their contribution to society and to the entire world.

 
 
 
 
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What’s your story?

“Being a part of YLI has given me the hope to believe that as a first generation Cape-Verdean college student-- I too matter. Not only is my voice being heard, but I am being given the opportunity and resources to effect change. This is what YLI has done for me.”

Kassandra, YLI Communications Intern. 2017

 
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