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Leadership and Academic Enrichment

 
kidpThis summer we are excited to offer our Youth Leadership Academy through a unique collaboration with Kidpower,
a locally headquartered international organization dedicated to teaching safety, advocacy and empowerment skills to people of all ages and abilities. The program is inclusive, upbeat, skills-based, emotionally safe, and relevant to different ages, cultures, and life situations.

Space is limited so please register early!

Questions about classes or registration? Call (831) 479-6331. Interested in a scholarship? Click here for more information.

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click here!


 

 

Youth Leadership Academy  (grades 6-8 and 9-12)

 

It’s never too early to start to develop as a leader!

You can make a difference as a youth in today’s world. Taking initiative and leading the way can help you make a difference for friends, peers, family, your community and even the world. You can also get a head-start on preparing yourself for high school, college and your career by working on your leadership.

Research shows that:

  • College admissions officers rate Leadership as one of the most important qualities they consider. Building your leadership skills gives you an advantage! - The Atlantic, 1/22/14
  • 95% of employers think leadership development should begin by age 21. So why not start now? - CCL, 2012 Leadership Insights Survey

In this dynamic, strengths-based, five-day program, participants will discover and develop their inner leaders using proven methods and leadership concepts.

This class has been designed in collaboration with Kidpower, an international organization with headquarters here in Santa Cruz, dedicated to teaching safety, advocacy and empowerment skills to people of all ages and abilities. The program is inclusive, upbeat, skills-based, emotionally safe, and relevant to different ages, cultures, and life situations. The week long camp’s focus will be on creating shared visions, collaborative communication, problem solving, showing gratitude, and empathy.

Over the course of 5 days, participants will:

  • Develop a positive model of leadership
  • Understand what makes a leader Identify their own values and guiding principles, and align them with actions to develop leadership skills
  • Learn social & emotional tools to help them take charge of their own emotional and physical safety
  • Practice advocating for themselves and others
  • Develop relationship skills of collaboration, advocacy, gratitude, and empathy through activity based sessions
  • Practice collaborating with others, working in teams and achieving shared goals
  • Understand the power of gratitude, empathy, and appreciation in building and maintaining relationships
  • Define goals and set objectives that bring forth their vision

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to launch your leadership journey!

LeAnn Copriviza has been a middle and high school instructor for 10 years, and a Coordinator for Where Everybody Belongs, a middle school orientation and transition program. She has a B.A. in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and is completing Kidpower Instructor Training.

Youth Leadership Academy
for grades 6-8

The enrollment deadline for this program is Friday, July 27th. Register early! This program sold out last year.

Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1522
Register before May 31: $270
Register after May 31: $295
plus $10 materials fee paid at registration

Youth Leadership Academy
for grades 9-12

The enrollment deadline for this program is Friday, July 20th. Register early! This program sold out last year.

Mon. - Fri., July 30 - August 3
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1522
Register before May 31: $270
Register after May 31: $295
plus $10 materials fee paid at registration

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SAT Test Preparation (ages 14-18)

sat prep

Reduce the stress and anxiety associated with the high-stakes college entrance SAT test by preparing during the summer. This class covers all sections of the SAT test including:

  • All SAT study guide course materials
  • Extensive training sessions and practice tests for each section
    of the SAT exam
  • Specific strategies for different types of questions
  • General test-taking methods
  • Complete explanation of each question and answer on institute practice tests
  • Error analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses
Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1522
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $235
plus $35 materials fee paid at registration

 

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Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students (ages 12-17)

accelerated

In today’s rapidly changing technological society, knowing how to learn is one of the most valuable skills we can have. Unfortunately, most of us were never actually taught how to learn. Because of this, many people find learning to be an unpleasant chore rather than a fun and exciting adventure. Well, no more! Learning is fun, especially when you know how to do it quickly and efficiently.

It doesn’t matter if you are a straight A student or barely passing, you can do better in less time! This interactive and entertaining funshop will teach you how to learn faster and have fun while doing it. You will learn the tools and techniques necessary to unlock the amazing potential of your brain and start achieving more than you ever thought possible.

Dr. Joe McCullough is the Physics Program Chair at Cabrillo College where he has been teaching for the last 15 years. He is also a certified trainer and best-selling author of Accelerated Learning Techniques for Students. Joe is an in-demand speaker whose "funshops" are designed using the principles of accelerated learning to optimize learning in a fun and upbeat atmosphere.

Ages 12-14
Tue. & Thu., August 14 & 16
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 825
Register before May 31: $68
Register after May 31: $75
Ages 15-17
Tue. & Thu., August 14 & 16
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 825
Register before May 31: $68
Register after May 31: $75
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