Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)
Looking for a program that prepares high school students for employment and volunteer opportunities in the National Park Service and other community organizations? YLA fills in this vital need while building community and National Park pride in anticipation of the NPS Centennial in 2016. This multi-year project aimed at 9th grade students and consists of 10 week sessions held over 3 years. Students will develop a business plan to foster civic engagement via a community contest and culminate in an awards show. Interested? Apply now, encourage someone you know to apply, and please share this opportunity. Applications are due March 3, 2014. Project partners include: Leadership SouthCoast, Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth, The Marion Institute, 3rd EyE Youth Empowerment, New Bedford Guide and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.