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Learning to leaD™

Learning to Lead™ is a leadership program open to self-identified girls in high school (Grades 10-12). Participants gain confidence through a series of interactive workshops and activities. They leave the program with greater self-awareness, and the inspiration to take on new challenges and opportunities. This interactive program invites young women to develop a leadership mindset in a supportive and fun environment.

Thanks to the support of generous donors who believe in youth leadership, there is not cost to participants.

 

LEARNING TO LEAD™ SPRING 2023 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!


Learning to Lead™ is a 4-week (1 session/week) leadership program open to self-identified girls in high school. Participants attend 2-hour Zoom sessions once a week for 4 weeks.

We are looking for youth who are ready to learn more about themselves, grow their confidence, and connect with other amazing young people from across the province. 50 participants will be selected to attend each 4-week program. Indigenous youth are encouraged to apply.

 

SPRING 2023 DATES
Group 1: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm (April 4, 11, 18, 25)
Group 2: Wednesdays, 6-8pm (April 5, 12, 19, 26)

 

LEARNING TO LEAD™ FOCUSES ON:
  • Self-Knowledge: identify your values and how to leverage your strengths
  • Being a Leader: learn what it means to be a leader and inspire others
  • Increasing Confidence: practice sharing your ideas and taking risks
  • Being Authentic: embrace and accept your unique self
  • Creating Connections: build relationships with peers and mentors
Program overview

Learning to Lead™ is a four-week program with 2-hour Zoom sessions every week.

This program is all about helping youth to identify the leadership potential already inside of them. During the four sessions of the program, students learn some of the fundamentals of the leadership mindset, how to identify and lead from their strengths and values, how connecting with a mentor can support their leadership journey, and how to take action with confidence. There are presentations, guest speakers, interactive activities, and lots of space for small group discussion.

 

While the terms “women” and “girls” are used for this program, we invite attendees and mentors who identify as women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender questioning.

Thanks to the support of generous donors who believe in youth leadership, there is not cost to participants.

 

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Learning to Lead™ includes a series of workshops with engaging facilitation, group-based discussion, individual reflection, and hands-on activities. You will also gain insight from guest speakers and mentors – accomplished leaders who share their candid perspectives on their personal experiences.

LASTING CONNECTIONS

One of the best things about Learning to Lead™ is having the opportunity to learn alongside other young women. Over the weekend, your cohort will grow into a tightly-knit group, enabling you to connect with other young leaders from across BC.

 

The girls in your cohort will become your friends and your support network. This is one of the lasting benefits of the program!

 

Here is a video highlighting the benefits of the Learning to Lead™ program.

 

OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

While Learning to Lead™ is a stepping stone for the youth, Minerva continues to provide opportunities and benefits beyond the program.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD AND $1000 BURSARY

Launched in 2018, the Youth Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding alumna from the most recent Learning to Lead™ cohort. This award is presented to the recipient in October and includes a $1000 bursary toward the recipient’s educational and leadership journey. All Learning to Lead™ participants are eligible to apply.

BECOME A YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (YAC) MEMBER!

Participation on the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) provides an opportunity for Learning to Lead™ alumnae to advance on their leadership journey. This is a space for young leaders to build community, share ideas with one another, and develop crucial leadership skills for the future. We are deeply grateful to Aritzia for the continued support for the YAC program and championing of youth leadership.

TURN YOUR PASSIONS INTO PATHWAYS WITH A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO SHAD!

One benefit of participating in Learning to Lead™ is the chance to attend Shad Canada’s four-week summer program on a full scholarship! Each year, Shad awards a full scholarship for an Indigenous student from the Learning to Lead™ program.

Shad programs offer tools to build an impactful future. Delivered through a cutting-edge STEAM and entrepreneurship framework, participants learn more about themselves, about opportunities and about successful pathways to post-secondary and beyond.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2023 SPRING (APRIL) COHORT
OF LEARNING TO LEAD™!

CONTACT US

To learn more, please contact Ashley Milbury, Youth Programs Manager by email at ashleym@minervabc.ca or by phone at 778-873-8843.

 

BECOME A PARTNER, SPONSOR OR DONOR

All our youth programs are offered at no cost to the participants. If you are interested in discussing ways to support youth leadership and Minerva’s work, please contact: Trina, Director of Partnerships + Engagement, at trinap@minervabc.ca

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