What is 20/20 Leadership?
The mission of 20/20 Leadership is to provide high school students unique experiential learning opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom, develop resilient leaders, and build stronger communities.
20/20 Leadership is a bi-state youth educational leadership development program providing a continuum for:
- Freshman Leaders: 5-month program for high school freshmen
- Sophomore Leaders: 5-month program for high school sophomores
- Junior Leaders: 10-month program for high school juniors
- Senior Leaders: 8-month program for high school seniors
- Alumni Leaders: Graduates return to program as trainers, mentors, board/advisory board members and selection committee members
What is the Freshman/Sophomore Program?
Personal Development is the focus. Each program is held over a five month period and includes activities to:
- Improve self-awareness and self-knowledge
- Improve social skills and learn new skills
- Identify potential, self-esteem and aspirations
- Improve health
Experiential learning occurs outside the classroom and transportation is provided.
The 10-month program blends academically, socially, economically, racially and geographically diverse students in learning the importance of earning an education and taking personal and social responsibility. The program offers each student an opportunity to succeed. Program content includes: college and career exploration, local and state government, media, law, entrepreneurship, finance, personal and leadership development, the arts and social service.
The 8-month program is designed for Junior Leaders who have successfully completed the 10-month program and enter their senior year of high school. Program topics include: Finances, Government, Media, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Community Awareness.
Based on a project based learning model, 20/20 Olympics provides Junior and Senior Leaders the opportunity to compete against one another, to learn presentation skills, to write project and marketing plans, and to create budgets to impact change. 20/20 Olympics empowers students to make a difference within self, school and community
They represent program graduates returning to their home community or community of their choice and want to reconnect with the program. They mentor students participating in the 20/20 Leadership Program and provide volunteer service or pro-bono hours to organizations of their choice. (18+ year old)
Please contact be 816-520-0014 for additional information