There’s Still Time to Take the LEAD

How About Over the Holidays?

The summer 2011 LEADers are pictured at their graduation ceremony hosted by the Hacienda Hotel. There’s still time for other South Bay youth age 10-18 who want to become environmental leaders to sign up for LEADership courses this year. LEAD courses offer the opportunity for young people to acquire marketable skills that will serve them well as environmental leaders, as students, and in life.

The Youth Manager Certification series is offered during holiday breaks from school for the first time. Classes are held in TREE MUSKETEERS’ Youth LEADership Center at 305 Richmond St. in El Segundo 10:30 AM to Noon. Youth can choose to participate in one course or all three to earn a Certified Youth Manager certificate. Deadline for registration is November 1, 2011:

  • Nov. 21, 22 & 23 (Mon, Tue & Wed) – Personal Skills teaches the art of personal presentation that is essential to effective leadership. Youth in the Personal Skills course will learn about body language, dressing for success, table manners and more!
  • Dec. 19, 20 & 21 (Mon, Tue & Wed) – People Skills gives insights into meeting new people in person, on the phone or in cyberspace; team dynamics covers group formation, team building, group sabotage and peer pressure; and the class on leadership & conflict addresses who leaders are and what they do while avoiding conflict.
  • Dec. 27, 28 & 29 (Tue, Wed & Thu) – Organizational Management is when kids learn things they never knew they needed to know and how to mobilize others. In Organizational Strategy they learn to define a vision, mission and goals for themselves or a group. When Kids are Boss explores business behavior and how it works at TREE MUSKETEERS. Project Management is when budgeting, timelines and tapping resources are covered.

Tree Planting Supervisor Training is available on two Saturdays, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. It starts with two hours of classroom time about the benefits of trees, youth leadership in the field, supervising volunteers and the basics of tree planting. Following a lunch break, everyone convenes on Memory Row for field training. Each of the more than one million trees planted under TREE MUSKETEERS programs was supervised by a trained youth leader. Join the Tree Team!

Click here for the enrollment form and find more details on the LEAD page or call (310)322-0263.