The Youth Leader Long Beach Class 2013 graduated on Saturday, April 20 at the Long Beach Playhouse. Their graduating project was the organization of a class community service event at Cesar Chavez Park called Leadership for DAYS
The Youth Leadership Long Beach program is modeled after a class of 1995 project for high school sophomores and juniors. The seven-month program is designed to develop a cadre of high school students to take on leadership roles in addressing the issues confronting their peers as well as local civic issues. It empowers youth to accept roles as community trustees and learn the importance of solving the community’s challenges through individual responsibility.