Youth Leadership Academy
ILF promotes civic awareness, public service, and economic effectiveness of the AAPI community. Its mission is to develop young AAPI leaders in the fields of public service, entrepreneurship, and international business and politics through a network of business and community leaders. Through the Youth Academy Program for high school students, ILF hopes to cultivate the next generation of young civic leaders through a series of lectures, seminars and hands-on projects on topics ranging from international relations to public policy as well as a better understanding of the federal government and the legislative process.
This program will begin in April and conclude by August 2021. The Civic Engagement Seminars will begin with two sessions in April and two sessions in May. Students will be organized into smaller groups to complete their public policy portfolio, which will be their summer-long project. Each group will provide a presentation on the last day of the program, which will take place in August. From June through July, Youth Academy Program participants will attend virtual seminars and speaker series.
Students will be required to participate in a number of programs as well as successfully complete their public policy portfolio in order to receive their certification of completion.
- Demonstrated community service involvement and leadership
- Current high school student
- 3.0 GPA and higher