@Career Development Council

459 Philo Road, Elmira

Youth Leadership Institute (Grades 10-12)

@BOCES Bush Campus and Corning Community College

This five-day summer leadership institute is for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. It is designed to give students with leadership potential the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to be a successful leader, gain a network of peers from other schools in the region, build an understanding of their place in the larger society and learn the importance of community service. The program includes opportunities to learn from local community leaders.

Active, daily sessions focus on strengths-based leadership development, including a day of adventure based learning, plus the opportunity to develop and deliver a public speaking presentation to community leaders.

"[YLI] helped me learn to be not only a leader, but a good leader. Helped me figure out my strengths and who I am." Corning-Painted Post High School participant

"You learn great skills and become closer to knowing who you are." Addison High School participant

"It is a great opportunity for strangers to become friends and leaders." Watkins Glen High School participant

The program is coordinated through Career Development Council and available to students in participating districts including Addison, Bath, Bradford, Corning, Horseheads, Odessa-Montour, Spencer-Van Etten, Waverly and Watkins Glen. Space is limited.

Interested in applying? See your school counselor to inquire about a YLI (Youth Leadership Institute) application or call Career Development Council at 607-795-5320 for more information.