Youth Leadership

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We believe that our youth are the future leaders and change agents the world needs to build a more inclusive and equitable future.

Our youth programs can do everything listed below and more!

  • Foster mutual respect and understanding
  • Increase communication skills
  • Teach interpersonal leadership skills

Ages 9-11

OURTOWN for Elementary Students:

Focuses on anti-bullying rhetoric while teaching children about creating a safe and inclusive environment for all.

Ages 12-14

About OurTown for Middle Schools:

  • 2-hour hands-on, interactive workshop
  • Small groups of 15-30 students at a time
  • Explore personal experiences with bullying as it relates to everyday life
  • Learn how to work together
  • Learn how they have the power to change bullying culture

In Our Own Voices (Ages 12-14):

A creative expression adventure –

Inspired by Kelly Ford, this program achieves several goals:

  • Fosters cultural diversity and community
  • Helps students find their voices
  • Improves creativity, communication skills, and self-esteem

Ages 15-19

OurTown for High School Students

This interactive learning experience for high school students achieves the following objectives:

  • Educates
  • Develops inter-and intra-personal skills
  • Develops self-awareness, understanding, and appreciation for one’s own and others’ racial and cultural identities, heritage and ethnicity, spirituality, and more.
  • Cultivates an expanded awareness of prejudice and its harmful effects on individuals, groups, and communities; and
  • Teaches and develops leadership skills for social change. 

Topics explored at OurTown for Teens include:

  • Racial, ethnic, and cultural identity.
  • Stereotypes and discrimination.
  • Gender roles and sexuality.
  • Inter-religious respect.
  • Building an inclusive community.

Students will:

  • Develop self-awareness, understanding, and appreciation for one’s own and others’ racial and cultural identities, heritage and ethnicity, spirituality, and more.
  • Cultivate an expanded awareness of prejudice and its harmful effects on individuals, groups, and communities; and
  • Learn and develop leadership skills for social change.

Contact Us Today

2513 McCain Blvd., Ste 2
Unit 175
North Little Rock, AR 72116