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APPLICATION
YouthPower Leadership Institute Summer 2018 Session for Black Boys & Young Men

5 STEPS IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1. make sure you meet the eligibility criteriA: black boys and young men ages 13-19 who are current or past participants in st. paul youth services' behavior intervention and/or pre-charge diversion, program(s).

2. COMPLETE AND submit YOUR application.

3. WE WILL CONTACT Eligible Applicants BY PHONE for an initial screening.

4. IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, YOUR parent/guardian WILL BE INVITED TO AND must attend an in-person informational meeting. Youth and their parent/guardian MUST sign the HANDBOOK AND Code of Conduct.

5. Youth WILL BE SELECTED based on:  

  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND INTEREsTs,

  • COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY CHANGE AND to BUILDING A SAFE and SUPPORTIVE PEER COMMUNITY, and

  • ensuring participants represent A wide VARIETY OF SCHOOLS AND st. paul youth services' PROGRAMS.

WE WILL CONTACT PARTICIPATING YOUTH by mid-june. 

ANY YOUTH NOT SELECTED FOR THE summer 2018 SESSION WILL BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST IN CASE ADDITIONAL SPOTS OPEN UP. 

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST in YOUTHPOWER!

 

who can APPLY?

Black boys and young men ages 13-19 who currently participate in St. Paul Youth Services' Behavior Intervention or Diversion program(s) are eligible to apply. Your application must include the name of a St. Paul Youth Services staff member who will serve as a personal reference for you. All information you provide to us will be kept confidential.

This program is meaningful and challenging, with high expectations and high support. Participants must meet all program expectations to earn the stipend and maintain their enrollment in the session. These include but are not limited to: regular attendance, wearing the tshirt (provided) during all YouthPower activities, creating an inclusive and positive community, contributing to all discussions and participating in all activities, demonstrating leadership, meeting all expectations, and taking responsibility for your behavior.

Name *
Name
Which St. Paul Youth Services Programs are you a participant in? *
Only youth who are participants in St. Paul Youth Services' programs are eligible for YouthPower.
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
Parent/Guardian Name *
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Phone *
Parent/Guardian Phone
If currently enrolled
Please provide the name of the St. Paul Youth Services STAFF MEMBER who will provide a personal reference for you. Do not list other youth as a reference.
Please list 5 skills, strengths, or talents you can contribute.
Please list work, volunteer, or extracurricular activities you've been involved in.
What's a community issue or injustice you think should be addressed. Why? And what should be different?
Please describe a situation in which you demonstrated leadership and what happened as a result.
Can you share a time you set a goal and what you did to achieve it? What's something you'd like to learn, become, or accomplish in the future?
Please describe a positive group activity (in school, at work, or in life). In what ways did the group work well together? What role did you play?
Can you share an important person, experience, or work of art (movie, book, song, etc.) that has affected you and why?
Terms *
By checking this box, I understand that I must maintain regular attendance, meet all expectations and requirements, and fully participate in all program activities to remain enrolled in the program for the session.