Youth Leadership Program

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Program Overview:
   
Kaiser Permanente's Leadership Program works to provide extra resources to high school students in Baltimore City who wish to make the best of their educational experience and earn scholarship funds to help pay for higher education.

 
In this four year program, students will gain both hard and soft skills necessary to success in the professional world, from public speaking and handshakes to resume writing and college preparation. There will be opportunities each summer to further learning through summer classes, paid internships, college tours and much more.
 
In addition to academic pursuits, students will be encouraged to express themselves creatively and give back to their community. During its pilot year, participating students served as docents in the Light City Festival, created a short film that was entered into the Baltimore High School Film Festival and won the Advocacy Film award, completed a six-week paid internship, and designed a youth-focused event on the topic of combating depression with Self-Love. 

Much of what the students accomplished was driven by their own interests. Our intention is for each new class to create their own unique opportunities and express their personal values in the topics and experiences they pursue.

Create. Lead. Innovate.

 
 


 
Benefits of Participating:
   
By participating in this program, scholars will:‚Äč
  • Receive scholarships for higher education. Each year of continued participation earns more money towards your scholarship
  • Build leadership skills
  • Partner with a mentor and receive professional training
  • Participate in the program's special events 
  • Build resumes, develop strategies for group collaboration, and meet innovative thinkers through  workshops and field trips
  • Meals provided during weekly sessions
  • Transportation assistance provided
  • Connect with like-minded teens from other Franklin Square area high schools
And so much more!



 
 

 
How often do students meet?
  Are we right for you or your students?
Students participate in 2-hour evening seminars once a week in the Franklin Square neighborhood. There are also between 3-5 weekend events over the course of the year. During the summer, students will participate in a 3-week intensive to learn professional skills, go on field trips to local businesses, and take summer classes. The summer session meets five days a week from 9 AM-3 PM.

 
  Our program is designed for 9th grade and up students currently attending a Baltimore City School.  We are looking for students who demonstrate the potential to be a leader, have a passionate spirit, desire to learn new things, and have a positive attitude. If this describes you or someone you know, please consider applying for the class of 2017!

 
     
 
   
Applications:
 
 
Each applicant must be nominated by an adult who can speak to that student’s social and academic abilities. The nominee and applicant will both complete a brief application which requests basic personal information as well as several short answer questions and one optional form of artistic self-expression. Students must also submit their most recent report card (photocopies are acceptable). 

Applications are due no later than midnight on October 20th
All applicants invited to the interview phase of the process will be notified by November 22nd.
Final decisions will be made by December 22nd and the program will officially begin the week of January 11th

You may download and print the application form here


 
 
 
Submission Methods:
 
  Email: info@etpmidatlantic.org

U.S. Postal Service: 
10125 Bacon Drive
Beltsville, MD, 20705

In Person: hand completed application in an envelope marked "Kaiser Permanente: Leadership Program"  to your school's front office at  Vivian T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, Francis M. Wood High School, Green Street Academy or Carver Vocational High School

Faxed to our office at (301) 902-1218

Online
 

 

Program Leadership:
   
The Youth Leadership Program is funded and designed  by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. Our dedicated team of creative thinkers build an experience full of educational opportunities, hands on learning, vocational training, team building, and leadership development. Through event organizing, project planning, and group presentations, scholars will gain real-world skills and life-long friends.

For over 30 years the Community Benefit department of Kaiser Permanente has offered various programs, grants, and services to the region it serves. With the development of this program, we continue to support community health, increasing the long term impact of the services we provide. 
 











 
 


FAQ:

What is the Youth Leadership Program?

When and how often does it meet?

What are the commitments?

What do participants receive?

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

How do you apply?

What happens after I apply?

When does the program start and end?


 


What is the Youth Leadership Program?

The Youth Leadership Program provides extra resources to high school students in Baltimore City Schools who wish to make the best of their educational experience and earn scholarship funds to help pay for higher education.
 
In this four year program, students will gain both hard and soft skills necessary to success in the professional world, from public speaking and handshakes to resume writing and college preparation. There will be opportunities each summer to further learning through summer classes, internships, college tours and much more.
 
In addition to academic pursuits, students will be encouraged to express themselves creatively and give back to their community. During its pilot year, participating students served as docents in the Light City Festival, created a short film that was entered into the Baltimore High School Film Festival and won the Advocacy Film award, completed a six-week paid internship, and designed a youth-focused event on the topic of Self-Love.
 
Much of what the students accomplished was driven by their own interests and the intention is for each new class to create their own unique opportunities and express their unique values in the topics and experiences they pursue as part of the Kaiser Permanente Youth Leadership Program.
 
Create. Lead. Innovate.


When and how often does it meet?

Each school year weekday session will run on Tuesdsay after school for about 2 hours beginning the week of January 17th and ending the week of June 5th. Students will meet at the Bon Secours Community Works building located at 26 N Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD.
 
Over the summer students will participate in a professional and career development program that will run from June 26th-July 14th. Summer sessions will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 AM-3 PM. 
 
All participants who complete the initial year of the program will be invited to return the following school year with the potential to serve as a participant for all four years of high school.

 
What are the commitments?
 
Students are expected to attend all sessions. There will be two family dinners as well as monthly fieldtrips which are also mandatory. In addition, all participants are expected to have a positive attitude, be attentive during all meetings, show respect for all leaders and other participants, and be open to trying new experiences and methods of thought.
 
What do participants receive?
 
Each student will receive a scholarship for higher education upon completion of all four years of the Youth Leadership Program. This money can be used for college tuition, books, and other classroom supplies. The money will be held in a special fund from which it can only be withdrawn for these approved expenses. For each year of continued participation in the program, participants will receive an increase in scholarship funds.
 
Who is eligible to participate in this program?
 
Any 9th grade or up student attending a Baltimore City High School  is eligible to be nominated and apply for acceptance into the Kaiser Permanente Youth Leadership Program.

We are also accepting applications from upper classmen to join our returning scholars.

 
How do you apply?

Each applicant must be nominated by an adult who can speak to that student’s social and academic abilities. The nominee and applicant will both complete a brief application which requests basic personal information as well as several short answer questions and one optional form of artistic self-expression. Students must also submit their most recent report card (photocopies are acceptable).

 
Applications are due by midnight on October 30th. They can be returned through the following methods:
We have extended upperclassmen applications only. 
 
Dropped off at the school office in an envelope marked “Kaiser Permanente: Youth Leadership Program”

Mailed to our office at 10125 Bacon Drive, Beltsville, MD 20705

Submitted via the online form using the above link to the application

Faxed to our office at (301) 902-1218

Scanned and emailed to our office at info@etpmidatlantic.org

 
What happens after I apply?
 
After October 20th our team will review all applications and select the best candidates to complete an in person interview. All students selected for an interview will be notified by the week of November 22nd and all offers for participation will be made by December 22nd.  
 
When does the program start and end?
 
The program will officially begin with the Kick Off event on January 14th at the Bon Secours Community Works building. At least one guardian or parent is required to attend the Kick Off event. The following Tuesday will be the first official session and students will  continue to meet weekly until the week of June 5th. There will be a two week break before summer session begins and then students will meet daily from June 26th-July 14th.
 
All students who successfully completed their first year will be invited to return to the program in October 2017.
 
 
 
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