Leadership Academy is held twice a month on Saturdays and features a variety of sessions built to challenge participants in different ways intellectually, physically, and socially. Sessions are tailored to address the complex and unique issues that diverse youth face daily while also providing opportunities for individual growth and professional development.
Leadership Academy’s focus is to help students master 21st Century Skills (also referred to as the New Basic Skills). In Teaching the New Basic Skills, authors Richard Murnane (Harvard University) and Frank Levy (MIT) researched the skills required for entry-level jobs at most American companies, and found that they go beyond what the SAT tests for. These skills include:
By attending these sessions, students will gain the tools necessary to excel in a variety of different situations.