Leadership Pasadena is offering a free virtual youth workshop series this month for 17 to 19 year olds in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre.
The three-session Homegrown Leader Workshop Series is offering a free virtual youth workshop series this month for 17 to 19 year olds in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre.
The three-session Homegrown Leader Workshop Series is a certification program focused on giving a localized boost for whatever personal or professional step comes next for youth leaders who want to live and work in the greater Pasadena area.
It will also increase the knowledge that Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre’s youth have about their community, city and themselves, as well as give them access to leaders across diverse industries and interests for future job development or mentorship.
Upon completion of the series, participants receive a certification badge recognizing them as Leadership-Trained and Community-Informed.
This workshop series is free to accepted participants and is conducted virtually.
Other than the free youth workshop, Leadership Pasadena offers a full six-month course in which participants do a “deep dive” into all aspects of Pasadena life — learning about local government, business, arts, science, history, and regional economics. They discuss and debate issues with Pasadena’s top leaders, and they enhance their leadership skills through neuro-science based leadership training and completion of a community service project for Pasadena.
The program has been revamped to fit COVID-19 protocols and provides two two-day executive leadership retreats, 42 hours of neuro-science-based leadership education, including numerous professional assessments; hands on community service projects
with non-profit organizations; and 50 hours of experiential, on-site education about Pasadena and personal connections with community leaders.
The program also features small group collaboration within the community-impact opportunity areas of Seniors, Youth Development, the Digital Divide, and Community-Commission Engagement.
For more information, call (510) 289-1194 or visit www.leadershippasadena.org.