¿What is Being a Leader?
This is what Being a Leader pursues:
Being a Leader is a human development and leadership program, which from the classroom transforms young people by giving them tools to face and solve problems, so that they focus on assertive decision making for their present and for building their future.
It is developed through workshops of experiential education, a methodology in which they learn by doing, which generates a stronger and lasting bond in the consciousness of young people.
Young people develop strong self-esteem, self-confidence, and moral values that will allow them to fill their emotional gaps, to be able to handle their obstacles and to give purpose to their lives.
These training workshops are held throughout the academic year in grades 9, 10 and 11 of the schools that we serve. In an environment of motivation and cooperation students build their learning together with their entire class and, by means of the leaders of these classes, we reach a population of 10,000 students from all four schools.
EmpoWER LOW INCOME YOUTH.
GeneraTE PROCESSES OF EMOTIONAL MATURITY.
RAISE SELF-ESTEEM FOR FORMULATING NEW LIFE PROJECTS.
OPTIMIZING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.
IMPROVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.
DeVELOP YOUNG PEOPLE´S VISION FOR THE FUTURE.
¿How does it work?
In the Fundación Juventud (Youth Foundation) we believe in the potential and energy that youngsters have for exercising leadership and for being generators of change not only in their educational environment, but also in their homes and in their community. They are human beings who are in a moment of life in which their self-esteem and values must be stronger than ever so that they can make the best decisions about their future.
However, those youngsters who are at the most needy socio-economic levels present lack of essential things in their homes, they acquire additional responsibilities besides study and suffer feelings of loneliness and frustration. In fact, they are excluded from society when their chances of receiving higher education or obtaining a well-paid job are scarce.
With the program BEING A LEADER we look for more young students from district schools in Bogotá improve their interpersonal relationships and with the environment, and to project themselves for achieving a better quality of life, as well as the construction of a promising future as an important part of the development of our nation.