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Youth Leadership Institute at Intrepid (YLI@Intrepid)

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Yearlong Program for High School Juniors

YLI@Intrepid supports New York City high school students in developing critical skills and insights necessary to mature into engaged, active citizens. This free, yearlong series of programs encourages students to activate their leadership potential, sharpen their public speaking skills and engage in community and civic programs, all while preparing them for college.

Applications to join the 2019–2020 YLI@Intrepid cohort will open in January 2019.

  • Upcoming Teen / Youth Events at the Museum

    Weekend programs throughout the year provide teens with the opportunity to delve deeply into science concepts, network with peers, speak with influential women in the sciences and increase college readiness. We welcome all interested teens between the ages of 13–18 and their family and friends to attend. (All individuals under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.)

    These events are FREE. Advance registration is required.

    Sustainable Planet, Part 1: Urban Farming and Healthy Eating PDF
    Nov. 17, 2018

    Part one of the Sustainable Planet series focuses on the importance of supporting a healthy environment. As cities grow and populations expand, finding access to fresh foods and prioritizing healthy eating can be a challenge. Join us for a day of conversation and activities to discover how STEM is leading us towards a more sustainable society, starting with food! Keynote speaker Yemi Amu, co-founder of OkoFarms, will share her passion for edible spaces, farming and aquaponics in urban environments, as well as her research in nutrition, farm-to-table diets and community farming.
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    Youth Leadership Opportunities at Intrepid
    Dec. 8, 2018

    Parents, teachers, school administrators and teens from New York City are invited to learn more about the Intrepid Museum’s no-cost youth leadership programs. Current 8th and 9th grade girls are encouraged to attend a 10:00am session about the GOALS for Girls 6-week summer intensive program, which focuses on leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). At 11:30am, all current 10th grade students are encouraged to attend a Youth Leadership Institute session. YLI is a 10-month program that takes place on weekends and school holidays, focusing on civics, leadership, and social advocacy issues. Both teen programs provide college and career-readiness workshops and youth development opportunities.
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  • Program Details

    YLI@Intrepid students are dedicated to growing socially, emotionally, academically and professionally.

    During the program, students will do the following:

    • Be exposed to unique projects at the Museum
    • Sharpen their public speaking skills by presenting historical information and scientific concepts to Museum visitors
    • Collaborate with peers from across New York City
    • Participate in service projects within the five boroughs
    • Gain experience in personal finance
    • Learn about the rigors of the college application process
    • Visit college campuses in NYC and the surrounding area
    • Build their professional resumes
    • Learn about museum careers

    At the end of the program, students receive a certificate of completion, a personal recommendation from the program leader and the opportunity to apply for an internship at the Museum.


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  • Application Information


    The Youth Leadership Institute at Intrepid application for 2019 will be opening in January!

    Click here for the 2019 YLI@Intrepid Flier


    If you have 15 or more students who are interested in learning about the YLI program, we can hold a YLI Informational Session at your school or organization. Contact youthleadership@intrepidmuseum.org to schedule a visit. All visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

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  • FAQs

    What are the benefits of being a Youth Leadership Institute student?
    Students who successfully complete the Youth Leadership Institute become part of a network of high school, college and young professionals who have also benefited from the YLI program. YLI staff stay in touch with students to offer them opportunities to be involved in other programs at the Intrepid Museum and beyond. Students wanting to make a commitment to progress in their experiences at the Museum can become part of our career ladder initiative.

    What is a typical day like?
    Each day is different, but the main themes of the program (leadership, public speaking and college/career readiness) stay the same. Each session, whether it is held at the Intrepid Museum or off-site at other venues in the city, focuses on one of these themes.

    When does YLI@Intrepid take place?
    YLI@Intrepid runs the duration of the school year from September to June. The cohort typically meets three times a month, on a Saturday or a weekday when school is not in session.

    What is a typical day like?
    Each day is different, but the main themes of the program (leadership, public speaking and college/career readiness) stay the same. Each session, whether it is held at the Intrepid Museum or off-site at other venues in the city, focuses on one of these themes.

    Is transportation provided?
    Students will receive MetroCards for their transportation to and from program meet-ups. Students must make their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Field trip meeting locations will be communicated in advance to participating students.

    Two unexcused absences are allowed for the duration of the program.
    Three absences are allowed for the duration of the program. Three instances of lateness are the equivalent of one absence.

    Who should provide a recommendation?
    Ask an adult whom you know well and who is outside your family. This could be a teacher, coach, program leader or religious leader.

    How many students will be accepted into the program?
    Between 30 and 35 students will be accepted.


     

 

 

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Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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