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Young Leaders In Action

Young Leaders In Action (YLIA) is a youth led program deigned builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.
Young Leaders In Action (YLIA) program is designed for high school aged young people and is motivated by youth-adult partnerships that create essential and powerful opportunities that enhance and improve
local communities.

The Goal Of This Program Is To . . .

  • Encourage young people to develop programs that are fun and meaningful.

  • Promote messages through shared experiences.

  • Encourage peer-oriented programming (youth-driven & youth-led).

  • Encourage and empower young people as active leaders and community resources.

  • Have a broad appeal to diverse ethnic, racial, and social groups.

  • Encourage youth to care about each other and their environment.

  • Offer conferences and training opportunities for young people to develop leadership and life skills.

Program Design Elements

Programmatically, the initiative combines positive youth development with an innovative behavioral
health approach known as trauma-informed care, and delivers both approaches using service model
known as wraparound.  Below are brief descriptions of the four design elements:


  • Positive Youth Development framework emphasizes all young people, even those engaged in

juvenile justice systems, should be considered assets to their community and given every
opportunity to be supported and meaningfully engaged.


  • Trauma Informed Care focuses on the effects of trauma and its impact on youth involvement in

both the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

  • Wraparound Service Delivery aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured and

individualized team planning process that results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child, family and community by being more holistic than traditional care plans.

Register for this program today!

Registering for the Boys To Men program is easy - just fill out the form below and wait for our call.

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