Youth Leadership Program
TMWF’s Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is designed to provide high school students with diverse experiences that instill a spirit of leadership and community collaborations.
YLP participants develop knowledge and confidence through presenting, participating and leading service projects. Students are trained in leadership techniques preparing them to make a positive impact on the quality of life in their communities.
YLP partners with local non-profits and experts to create awareness webinars on topics such as mental health, gender stereotypes, bullying/harassment, anti-racism and healthy relationships, self-defense as well as self-image trainings for their peers.
YLP hosts and participates in a wide variety of meaningful and impactful service events and awareness projects throughout the year. These are wonderful opportunities for youth starting as young as seven to learn the value of community service, the importance of civic engagement, build awareness around social issues and learn leadership skills.
The Youth Council also provides self-defense and self-image trainings for their peers, especially within the refugee community.
"TMWF’s Youth Leadership Program was an amazing opportunity that allowed me to grow as a leader, public speaker, and engaged community member. This experience helped develop strong interpersonal skills and learn how to network. I got to work with an amazing team and it was a life changing experience!"
--Haya Arafat, YLP President 2019-2020