“YOUR JOURNEY TO PURSUING YOUR DREAMS & PASSIONS ALONG WITH LEADERSHIP STARTS HERE…”

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Program Overview

“Get equipped with values, attitudes and skills that will enable you to develop the belief and ability to determine and manage your own destiny and success in life.”


GROW Leadership Academy offers young people aged 16 – 24 an extensive program in community development, government, entrepreneurship, digital technology, social innovation and leadership. It provides young people a world class learning experience with a wide selection of courses and opportunities for apprenticeships. Blueprints Lab will offer access to a makerspace/incubator for young people to start their own innovative businesses.

Scholarships are made available to members, and as they receive training they discover ways to give back and improve their communities.

The program is currently seeking funding from foundations and corporate sponsors, with a goal to offer the first GROW Leadership Academy in FALL 2017.

The objectives of the GROW Leadership Academy are to:

  1. Discover Life Purpose through personal identity, values, character, integrity, discipline, and leadership.
  2. Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset – ability and attitude to constantly scan economic or social environments for ways to make an impact.
  3. Find career convergence where gifts, talents, and acquired skills combine with a role that empowers each person to do what they were is designed to do.
  4. Learn how to take first steps to greatness and apply skills needed to plan and fund a path to greatness.
  5. Find a life balance between paid work & pursued passion.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why” - Mark Twain

1st: Who You Are

Identity & Life Purpose

Integrity & Character

Whole-Soul Leadership

Dis-empowering scripts

Marriage & Family

Peer-Coaching Leadership

2nd: What You Do

Speaking & Writing

Digital Essentials

Apprenticeship

Entrepreneurship

College Prep

Career Convergence


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Personal R&D + Life Purpose

“Growth only occurs in the state of discomfort.” – TEDx

Personal R&D + Life Purpose courses are based upon the belief that before you can discover your dreams and pursue making and creating something that will be meaningful to others, you must focus on personal development, relationships, legacy, and things that last. The goal is to discover who you are, to re-create yourself and your surroundings so you can manage success, make an impact, and maximize your value for time.


Personal R&D

Overcome dis-empowering scripts. Learn good values, character, & key disciplines. Discover where your gifts, talents, and acquired skills combine with a role that empowers you to do what you were designed to do.

CONCEPTS COVERED INCLUDE:
Identity & Purpose
Dis-empowering Scripts
Integrity & Transparency
Authenticity & Risk-Taking
Conviction vs Comfort
Whole-soul Leadership
Marriage & Family
Personal Convergence
Peer-Coaching Leadership
Challenge / Adventure Trips


BASIC BUSINESS 111

Find job opportunities with local businesses or Co-Innovation Institute partners via Mentor Connect

COURSES INCLUDE:
Speaking
Writing
Apprenticeship
Digital Basics
Digital Marketing
Online Marketplaces


COLLEGE PREP 111

Score high on the SAT, get into your favorite school and take advantage of the many options for scholarships and aid

COURSES INCLUDE:
SAT Readiness
Scholarship Discovery
College Choice


ENTREPRENEUR 111

Learn to develop and package innovations for startup launch or for introductions to vital marketplace Rainmakers


COURSES INCLUDE:
Design Thinking
Power of Resilience
The Lean Start-up
Passion to Profit
Build your business
Pitching techniques

Program Details

“Meet up at fun, inspiring local spaces. Learn. Create. Get empowered. Change something.”


TUITION & COSTS

Scholarships Available


CERTIFICATION

Graduate after 3 Months

Download: Program Overview (PDF)

COMMUNITY

20 community hours
5 visits to local innovative spaces

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