After-school programs are now closed for the 2017/2018 school year. We will begin the application process for fall 2018 in July. Please check back then. 

Lead Excel Demonstrate

The goal of Youth LED is to help young people become leaders in their own lives. Participants learn leadership habits and qualities including:

  • Be Proactive
  • Set Goals & First Things First
  • Think Win/Win
  • Listen & Understand, then be Understood
  • Together is Better
  • Care for Yourself, Inside & Out
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Trustworthiness
  • Citizenship


What We Do

Youth LED at BLAST

Each session at program, participants develop leadership and life skills through fun, hands-on experiences such as:

  • Enjoying fun leadership skill-building workshops and games
  • Planning activities and volunteering at our BLAST after-school program
  • Learning about volunteer opportunities in their community
  • Gaining certification in First Aid
  • Participating in the Leadership Retreat

The Youth LED and VITAL Leadership Retreat

The Youth Leadership Retreat is intended as an opportunity for all program participants to come together and explore challenges, consolidate leadership learnings and expand their personal networks and community connections.

VITAL participants, as part of their program goals, will have input into the design and implementation of the retreat’s leadership goals and activities.  This retreat gives participants the opportunity to connect with each other, practice the skills they developed over the year and reflect on how they will continue to use their newly honed skills after the end of program.