Youth Identity Theme
Support for our 2021 competition flowed in across the world; we closed our competition with submissions hailing from 15 states nationally and 7 countries globally. Our winners have already begun collaborating with their mentors, working on projects ranging from combatting self-harm in the digital age to passing legislation surrounding prejudice in homosexual blood donation policies. We were also awarded the 2021 Hershey’s Heartwarming Project Action Grant for our work towards advancing positive change in our community.
To assist the youth to better understand their own community and the opportunities it offers, we planned a Night Market Opportunities Fair to link youth with local businesses and organizations.
The older demographic is one that youth have almost no connection with. In order to bridge this gap, we focused on fostering intergenerational relationships by collaborating with senior centers in our community.
Leaders Of Today Is Born!
From elementary school, students have learned the importance of a strong community, but have rarely learned how to be involved. Therefore, Leaders of Today strives to provide students with the opportunity to be hands-on in solving issues. The problems in the community will continue to grow if the current youth remains uncomfortable making the changes they want to see.