Leadership Program Options
Our YOUTH LEAD! TEEN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE empowers diverse urban young people to be the leaders of the programs we offer. Developing the leadership skills necessary to facilitate a challenge course and lead our programs requires a commitment to the process of learning and adventure. At PLI we train approximately 80 youth every year to be leaders in our programs. In our Youth Lead! program youth are given high quality training, ongoing support, mentorship, practical leadership experience, job skills, school credit and new potential to be better leaders in their own lives.
Youth Lead! Leadership Initiative : is training diverse urban youth to be the leaders of our ropes course programs in school year and summer programs. The Youth Lead! program offers experience, training, support, work experience, high school credits, professional development, employment opportunities, and a pathway from high school to a education and careers. Our young leaders at PLI are between 15-23 years old, 80% youth of color, 14% are SFSU students and 96% live in San Francisco.
Summer Youth Lead! : This program hires 15-20 youth every summer to work the busy season. More than just working at FMACC, the summer YL! help lead at Camp Arroyo, receive additional professional development, go on outdoor adventures and take part in community service events. Come be a part of the adventure