The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation’s Youth Leadership Academy is in the process of recruting for the 2011-2012 school year. Over the years, Nipmuc's freshmen and sophomores have enjoyed this opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills as part of this program.
Selected students will have the opportunity to work with approximately 25 students from other schools across the Blackstone Valley. Participants will complete nearly 35 hours practicing leadership skills and qualities while they create, manage and implement a community service project.
Every session is held at a different community location throughout the valley so students are exposed and learn the heritage of their neighboring towns. During this journey, students will meet and be mentored by community leaders, learn critical project management and presentation skills, decision making, problem solving as well as critical thinking skills.
The BVYLA program is an opportunity to forge new relationships and to experience accountability outside of the classroom, which can build self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence amount those who have not yet experienced those milestones.
Applications for the BVYLA can be obtained in the main office or through the link below. All interested freshmen and sophomore students are encouraged to apply.