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Youth Leadership Academy

Be Prepared!

Assumptions and Critical Success Factors

  • Recruits will cooperate in a group setting.
  • Recruits will participate in the Strategy Workshops for each Challenge.

Progress and Critique

  1. The week is designed to promote and develop each recruit’s natural leadership skills.
  2. Each future leader will have the opportunity to lead their team through a challenge while being mentored by a Mahwah Police Officer or Intern.
  3. Team work, communication, and problem solving skills are the core curriculum.  
  4. All recruits are given constructive criticism throughout the each challenge.  The week is designed to improve leadership traits as a “team leader” and teammate.

"What to Bring" List - Overnight Dorm Stay

Suggested items:

  • Sheets –size: single/long
  • Pillow with case
  • Sleeping bag/blanket
  • 1 roll of toilet paper
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 trash bag/ tall kitchen
  • Sani-wipes for room.
  • Two bath towels
  • Flip flops or water shoes
  • Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner – Travel size
  • Toothpaste/Brush
  • 8 pair of socks
  • 8 pair of underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Deodorant –Toiletries
  • Uniform shirts
  • Uniform shorts- Khaki / Black shorts
  • Casual clothes for evening hours
  • Bathing suit
  • Hair dryer
  • Clothing for MudRun
    • DARK colored T-Shirt
    • Extra sneakers (they will get dirty)
    • Extra shorts (they will get dirty)
  • Suggested Items for the Hike
    • Water Container
    • Backpack
    • Hiking shoes/boots
    • Cooling/face towels
    • Hat
    • Bug Spray
    • Sun Screen
    • Long Pants/jeans

Items Prohibited:

  • Jewelry – except religious or medical alerts
  • Curling irons/flat iron
  • Candles/incense
  • Video games
  • Play stations portable or similar items

APPROVED to bring:

(Students are responsible for these items)

  • iPod
  • Digital camera/camera
  • Candy/snacks - NO POPCORN!
  • Soda-water-fruit drinks
  • Cell phones
  • Chargers for electronic items


  • Rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave
  • All rooms have a private bathroom with shower
  • All rooms are air-conditioned


  • Wi-Fi will be available in the dorms and the code to access it will be given out on the first night.


(A microwave will be available in the lounges with Officer approval)