Youth Leadership Santa Fe is a program designed to meet Santa Fe’s need for young community leaders; teaching leadership, college preparedness, and civic engagement. We aim to enhance youth leadership resources for the community of Santa Fe. Youth Leadership Santa Fe accomplishes this by giving civic-minded youth a vehicle for their community-oriented energies, and providing access to community leaders and policy makers.
Over the course of eight months Youth Leadership Santa Fe participants attend workshops focused on building leadership skills and sessions dedicated to various civic awareness topics. Participants meet with established leaders in county and city governments, business, education, human services and the arts, and explore ways to meet the challenges of Santa Fe’s future. This integrated form of leadership building ensures that each youth identifies his/her strengths as a potential leader in the community, learns about public service, civic engagement, and cultivates a network of community youth leaders.