The Herald

  • The Robotics Club is seeking new members! See Mr.Belanger for more information!

Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

The Sustainable Youth Leadership Initiative invites Holyoke students to develop leadership skills and give back to their community.

Former+members+of+the+Leadership+Summit.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

Former members of the Leadership Summit.

Former members of the Leadership Summit.

Former members of the Leadership Summit.

Former members of the Leadership Summit.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






From June 24th to the 30th, 20 students  from Holyoke will travel to a summit on Martha’s Vineyard with all expenses paid as part of the Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative.

The Holyoke Youth Leadership is a chapter of the Stone Soup Leadership Institute which was founded on Martha’s Vineyard in 1997. The program is designed to help students foster the leadership skills needed to excel in a competitive world. The Institute has had success in other communities and now hopes to provide its services to Holyoke. Local officials including State Representative Aaron Vega and Mayor Alex Morse have expressed their support for the program.

“Their ability to expand job shadowing and mentoring opportunities along with the leadership retreat has great potential for many of our students,” said Representative Vega about the program. “I know that Stone Soup is looking to partner with many of the great organizations in the city to expand the needed outreach to our youth.”

At the summer summit on Martha’s Vineyard, the youth delegates take their knowledge, their hopes, dreams, and direct them towards making change happen. This weeklong Leadership training on Martha’s Vineyard helps students to envision their goals for the future and develop their “5-year plan.” Afterwards, they return to their community to engage in projects to help foster leadership skills and civic engagement.

The Executive Director of the Institute, Marianne Larned, wrote her book “Stone Soup For The World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes.” People that feature in her book consist of faculty for the Institute’s Youth Leadership Summit.
Barrios Unidos founder Nane Alejandrez will be at this year’s Summit.  Emerging Leaders from Vieques, Puerto Rico include Josue Cruz and Kassandra Castillo.
Larend believes the program has the potential to make “the young people of Holyoke will be the solution to our problems.”

If you’re an interested Holyoke student, you can find the application here.

Holyoke Youth are nominated by community organizations, schools, and other community organizations. Click here to nominate a Holyoke youth. Applications are due by April 15!

Bring completed applications to Mayor’s Offices, Rep. Vega’s Offices, the Holyoke Youth Commission, or Holyoke High.

Or by email the program directly: holyokeyouthleaders@gmail.com

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Any comments that of a derogatory nature about gender, race, sexual orientation, or person attacks against the author will be immediately deleted and the poster subject to disciplinary action.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    Holyoke High at Western Mass 2019

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    April Trip Abroad in Europe

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Knight Life

    Spirit Week 2019

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Entertainment

    Summer 2019: Choose your Adventure!

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    April Break Abroad

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    Ethnic Studies Pop Out Block Party

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    Annual Juniors vs. Seniors Powderpuff Game 2019

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    Future Plans for Herald Staff Reporters/ Photographers

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    String Art, Spirolaterals and Scheme Theory: The Link Between Math and Art

  • Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth

    Features

    Places to go in Holyoke: Spring Edition

Navigate Right
Telling Holyoke High's Story Since 1898
Leadership Opportunity For Holyoke Youth