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Alamo AACC educational foundation presents SAYLP – “San Antonio Youth Leadership Program”

The program for 2015 has bigger support from community and larger endorsement. Our chamber’s education foundation pioneered  this leadership program for middle school students 4 years ago and now we are ready to take it to newer heights

About:

San Antonio Youth Leadership Program is a leadership program for middle school students that is jointly hosted with Communities in Schools. This program is modeled after LSA (Leadership San Antonio). The program cultivates and promotes leadership within middle school youth of our community.

Purpose:

SA Youth Leadership program is a week long program comprised of visits to at least 5 important pillars that fuel growth in the community.  The main purpose of the program is to provide a learning experience to students, 11-15 y/o, who live in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. Participants of the program are given an opportunity to experience and develop an understanding of:

Current and future pillars of San Antonio economy and what it takes to govern and facilitate this growth / evolution

Importance of higher education especially STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Living in a culturally diverse community

Importance of Community Service

How to be an effective and successful leader in a global economy

Understanding of Asian Culture and their influence on our local economy

Other Purposes:

In addition, this program

Aligns with the Mayor’s SA Vision 2020 initiative to promote “Go to College” initiative. Develop tools and resources to provide the youth with relevant information about the value of pursuing high school, college and higher education.

Expose the youth to the careers in different industries and professions and provide them with tools that they would need to succeed after college

Establish a youth entrepreneur mentorship program – establish partnership with programs like Startech Foundation

Provide a learning experience to the students on the various opportunities and challenges of the community in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

 

ALAMO AACC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

  1. Box 12082, San Antonio, TX 78212 www.Alamo-aacc.org

 

4th Annual SAYLP 2015

San Antonio Youth Leadership Program

Creating Future Leaders

A leadership program for the youth

Providing a learning experience and an opportunity to Visit key private and government entities

Interact with prominent leaders within our community

Organized by

Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation (http://www.alamo-aacc.org) Communities In Schools (http://www.cissa.org/)

Organizations Visited in the Past

Our students visited following organizations

CPS Power Plant, Toyota, Juvenile Court, UTSA, SAWS Water Treatment Plant, Rackspace,

Boeing, Port San Antonio, Robotic Surgery at Baptist, Mayor, Food Bank, Haven for Hope, HEB, Randolph Air force Base

Program Dates 2015, Location

Monday June 8th through Saturday June 13th 2015 from 8.30 AM to 4 PM

Café College Downtown (cafecollege.org)

Cost

$250 per student (offered free to Communities In Schools Students) Prerequisites

Students between the ages of 11 and 15 years living in San Antonio Metropolitan Area

One of the Parents must be a member of Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Half Page Essay – “What I want to be when I grow up” and letter of recommendation Selection

Final date for submission is May 1st, 2015.

Selected students will be informed via email by May 10th Decision of selection committee will be final. Contact Information

alamoaacco.edu@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/aaaccedu