Everyone has heard that children are our future but Dallas Leadership Foundation is helping identify, train, and prepare youth from elementary through high school to lead TODAY as well as tomorrow. Dallas Leadership Foundation's Youth department reaches out to youth where they are.
We serve more than 2,400 youth through our in-school program, Power Lunch, annual summer camp, Power Camp, and through our Power Sports initiative. The time young people spend with Power coaches and mentors makes a measurable difference. Students who participate in DLF Youth's Power Lunch program, for example, experience a 97% on-time graduation rate.
What We Do
During the mentoring sessions, mentors meet with mentees to listen and encourage students to talk about issues they are currently facing. Mentors will also meet the mentees after or during school as needed.
POWER Summer Camp provides opportunities for underserved students in 5th to 12th grades to develop leadership skills while growing spiritually over a five-week period during the summer. The daily activities include leadership and character-building training, as well as weekly community field trips.
Power Lunch engages students in current and relevant issues. Each month a different topic is introduced and discussed for at least three to four weeks. We love each student as we listen to his or her valued opinion and lead them to make wise choices about their life and education. We present customized curriculum in order to decrease classroom disturbances due to behavior, while encouraging students to use their leadership ability in a positive way.