Youth Leadership Academy
Anticipated list of YLA Activities:
Events & Classes:
The Youth Leadership Academy curriculum consists of Classroom Instruction and Practical Exercises which are designed to develop:
Basic Leadership Skills
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Problem Solving Skills
Critical Thinking Skills
The Youth Leadership Academy is open to all Mahwah students, although it is preferred that they successfully complete the Mahwah Junior Police Academy. The Youth Leadership Academy is a continuation of the Junior Police Academy and is designed to continue the students’ training and preparation for becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
The Youth Leadership Academy turns an ordinary summer week in to an extraordinary adventure and turns seemingly unattainable challenges into very achievable successes!
The primary objective of the Youth Leadership Academy is to continue the recruit’s growth process from child to adolescent to adult leader. The motto of “Respect, Discipline and Honesty” is still the foundation of all daily activities. Team work, communication, and problem solving skills are the core curriculum.
Each Child will learn about the incredible power of “TEAMWORK,” the importance of respect for self and others, and build the confidence to achieve the impossible.
Some highlights & details:
Intro to Leadership
To clearly identify, discuss and articulate the characteristics of what makes a good leader. Furthermore, to address how an individual becomes a leader.
Methodology: Class discussion, student participation and instructor feedback. The class will establish how the discussion progresses. All students will affect the direction of the lesson plan by class participation.
Conclusion: Each student will be able to identify the core components of a leader, identify leadership skills, leadership styles and the developmental process necessary for achieving the characteristics to be a leader.
Recruits will identify and describe a leader from history as being a “Great” or “Poor” leader. The student will then defend their position with historical data.
This will be assigned BEFORE the start of the YLA.
(Subject to change)
With All Instructors
Zip Line Chaos
Titanic vs. Iceberg
X- Marks the spot
Hiking for Heroes
Water Balloon Race