Valley Teen Leadership
Valley Leadership needs your help in identifying your best teen leaders to offer them the opportunity to participate in Valley Teen Leadership (VTL) Class 15!

What is Valley Teen Leadership?

VTL is a highly interactive, four-month program that instills leadership skills and an awareness of community needs in emerging youth leaders from around the Valley. Fifty teens are selected annually; to date, over 700 teens have graduated from the program.  The mission of VTL is “to enhance the abilities and desire of our youth to passionately serve and strengthen our communities.”

When does the program meet?

The VTL program days are scheduled on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., meeting every other week beginning the end of January, through end of April, 2011.

What happens at the program days?

Program days are designed with a combination of team-building exercises, experiential learning, and dialogue with community leaders or service providers who serve as role models.

What do participants get out of the program?
  • Teens leave with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to proceed on their leadership path.
  • Teens will gain an awareness of the issues facing our community and how they can get involved.
  • They also connect to high-level people in various industries and sectors who are making a difference.
Who makes a good candidate for this teen leadership program?
  • Teens who are already involved or beginning to show interest in their school/community;
  • Teens who want to improve their leadership skills;
  • Teens who want to understand the issues facing other teens and our community;
  • Teens who want to become involved.
How do they apply?

Click here to view the application.  Teens need to complete the required essays, obtain two references and submit the application to the Valley Leadership office by Friday, November 12, 2010.

What is Valley Leadership?

Valley Leadership, the largest and most established leadership development organization in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is dedicated to engaging, educating and challenging current and emerging leaders to take an active role in strengthening and transforming communities.

Valley Leadership is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dependent on volunteer service and contributions to help support our programs. We thank The USAA Foundation, The Otto & Edna Neely Family Foundation, Fry’s, Best Buy and Coyotes Charities for their generous program support!

Click here for VTL Application