The Youth Leadership Long Beach program is a 8-month program to develop high school students into leaders. They will learn to address issues as diverse as those faced by their peers as well as local civic matters.
This program is modeled after a ‘Class of 1995’ project from the adult program, created to provide leadership development opportunities for local high school students.
Develop a base of high school students who will take leadership roles in addressing civic and ethical issues confronting themselves, their peers, and their community.
Empower youth to serve as community trustees by learning the importance of solving community issues through personal responsibility, teamwork, and principled leadership.
The Youth Leadership Long Beach motto is to “discover the leader within.” The goal is to empower students to build an awareness of the community in which they live, beyond the boundaries of their school or home. We want them to be challenged to explore their own personal limits, embrace diversity, and create opportunities for friendships and fellowship outside their regular familiar circles.
The eight-month program is focused around topics relating to youth leadership issues (human relations, educational opportunities, careers, healthcare, etc.) and sessions are centered around the core leadership principles: integrity, ethics, accountability, respect, commitment, courage, trusteeship, congruence, compassion, vision, values, personal responsibility and service.
The program includes a three-day weekend retreat in the mountains, classroom sessions at community sites such as City Hall, the Airport and CSULB, and concludes with a graduation ceremony. Along with attending the class sessions, the program participants will create and implement a community service project to bring about positive change in the Long Beach community.
Roberto Andrade, Jordan High School
Nouchka Apostol, Lakewood High School
Alicia Casey, Millikan High School
Paula Bianca Clemente, Poly High School
Elaine Contreras, Jordan High School
Shania Day, McBride High School
Joelle De Leon, St. Anthony High School
Maria Dominguez, Jordan High School
Kimberly Flores Marroquin, Wilson High School
Chloe Fuson, Poly High School
Andrew Gonzales, St. Anthony High School
Imani Harris, Poly High School
Mia Hernandez-Perez, Renaissance High School
Marisol Herrera, Cabrillo High School
Christopher Holland, McBride High School
La Nyah’a Horton, CA Academy of Math & Science
Isaac Julian, Wilson High School
Jayna Kaveney, Millikan High School
Miguel Magallanes, Beach High School
Chriselina Maiava, Lakewood High School
Shane Nantais, Wilson High School
Anthony Peraza, CA Academy of Math & Science
Miles Perry, Poly High School
Montserrat Pineda, McBride High School
Christine Porciuncula, CA Academy of Math & Science
Jason Rivero, Wilson High School
Jack Schwarz Poly High School
Zachary Smith, Sato Academy of Math & Science
Kongkear Sross, Jordan High School
Hannah Torres, Millikan High School
Edna Tovar, Millikan High School
Pafracio Vallente, CA Academy of Math & Science
Isaiah Walker, Wilson High School
Autumn Watts, Wilson High School