Youth Leadership Miami
(for an application, click logo above. Adobe Acrobat required)

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 Challenge.

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.
Adobe Acrobat Required.

(click above for pictures from the 2003 YLM program)

GMCC – 1601 Biscayne Boulevard – Miami, FL 33132 – ph: 305.350.7700 – fax: 305.374.6902 –

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