Youth Leadership Miami (YLM) is a program targeted to sophomores,
juniors and seniors who are in good standing scholastically and attend
either public or private high schools located in Miami-Dade County.
This exciting and fun program is patterned after the highly successful
and widely recognized Leadership Miami program. YLM brings together
young people from different backgrounds and experiences, to gain knowledge
and explore issues affecting Greater Miami's youth and our community
at large. In addition, leadership and personal development is an integral
part of the YLM experience.
The inaugural program was held in January 2003 with 30 students in
the founding class and was a great success.
“the courage this leadership activity has empowered me with, to step
beyond my comfort zone just a little every time, and eventually, I
will be embarking on things I never even thought about” – Student
in the 2003 Founding Class
“a first class, high quality, informational and skill building event
for these youths. Thank you for allowing my daughter to participate” – Parent
of Student in the 2003 Founding Class
YLM is a two-day conference. Day One will kick-off the conference
with the exciting Team Ropes Adventure Challenge. This unique series
of activities are focused on team members working together to solve
structured problems in an outdoor setting. The adventure activities
promote leadership, respect, communication, problem-solving, decision-making,
and conflict resolution. In addition, personal achievement and understanding
of individual strengths and weaknesses are a vital part of the Adventure
The morning session of Day Two of the YLM conference includes a wide
variety of speakers -- community leaders, government officials and
prominent business executives – who will share their individual views
on leadership and our community. YLM participants will break for lunch
and spend the afternoon session in smaller teams discovering their
own individual leadership style. The YLM conference will end with
an energetic motivational speaker.
YLM will be held January 23- 24, 2004 on a consecutive Friday and
Saturday at the Koven Conference Center, FIU, North Campus, 3000 NE
151 st Street from 8am to 4pm each day. Students will need to provide
their own transportation to the conference. There is no cost to attend
the conference and breakfast and lunch will be provided. In addition,
students will receive community service hours for attending the YLM
conference. To participate, an application must be completed and submitted
to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce by October 24, 2003. An notification
of acceptance to the program will be sent by early December 2003.
For additional information, contact Lianne Ventura at 305.373.9345.
Click on Youth Leadership Miami Logo above
for an Application.
(click above for pictures from the 2003 YLM program)
GMCC – 1601 Biscayne Boulevard – Miami, FL 33132 – ph: 305.350.7700 – fax:
305.374.6902 – www.greatermiami.com