Category Archives: Young Leaders

Make a Difference Day 2016 is Right Around the Corner!

MADD logoWe are holding our Fourth Annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22th, 2016!

Get the flyer here!

TREE MUSKETEERS’ Youth Managers will start up the activities at 9:30am, form the teams, gather supplies and lead their groups out to the median.

Purple Team stands by their contribution to the Community Clean-Up

A big thank you to our sponsor Chevron and we look forward to seeing you October 22th!

 

Youth LEADership Courses can grant you admission into Yale!

Last Summer our LEAD Classes were filled to capacity so we are bringing them back by popular demand!

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal learning environment that provides youth ages 10 to 17 with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and in life. Our courses include Personal Skills, People Skills, Management Skills, Public Speaking and Planting Supervisor Training. Check our dates below and then visit our LEAD page to register online.

Not yet convinced? Check out this Q & A with two of our LEAD alum and long-time Tree Musketeers Youth Managers about how LEAD courses and involvement with the organization can lead to acceptance at Yale!

2016 Summer LEAD

The Youth Manager Series are held Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

Personal Skills: July 11, 13 & 14

People Skills: July 18, 20 & 21

Management Skills: July 25, 27 & 28

The Public Speaking Series will be held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from August 1st – 12th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

New Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners training

Each year TREE MUSKETEERS organizes several sessions to train new Youth Planting Supervisors and orient new Adult Partners.

Youth Planting Supervisors and Adult Partners are instrumental to the work of TREE MUSKETEERS: they ensure professional youth leadership in all our volunteer activities.

TREE MUSKETEERS has developed a team of young people – Youth Planting Supervisors (YPS) – who are trained, according to ISA guidelines, to lead proper tree planting and care events. These young leaders work alongside other kids and adults to expand our local Urban Forest. In addition to leading tree plantings, Youth Planting Supervisors serve as representatives and leaders of TREE MUSKETEERS and the environmental movement at tree care events, fairs and other events. Learn more and sign up here.

The Adult Partners Team (APT) is comprised of  adults of all ages to serve as mentors for youth volunteering at TREE MUSKETEERS. APT creates a solid support system for both at-risk and mainstream youth. APT members come from the residential and business communities, and volunteer for a comfortable level of participation. Options range from serving as an occasional adviser to committing to mentor one child for a longer term or working with a youth ordered by courts or schools to perform community service. Learn more and sign up here.

 

 

You’re invited! LEAD Graduation: August 11th

We are reaching the end of a busy educational summer. Our Youth Manager Series just came to an end and the Public Speaking Class runs until the end of next week. Our students will receive their certificate during an official ceremony at El Segundo’s City Council Chamber on Monday 11th starting at 7 pm.

Catherine Magruder, who teaches the Public Speaking Class will host the party, which will also include a speaking contest. We hope you will attend the ceremony to encourage our young speakers and congratulate all graduates.

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Tree Musketeers President Finalist in ACTrees’ Volunteer of the Year Award

Julian MDD2013Tree Musketeers is honored to announce that its President and Youth Manager Julian Poyourow was selected as a finalist for the Alliance for Community Trees 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.

“Volunteers are the heart of local tree nonprofits, providing the resources and energy that make tree planting and care possible,” says Carrie Gallagher, ACTrees Executive Director. “Julian Poyourow models the ideals of stewardship, giving, professionalism, and leadership.”

Since the day he walked into Tree Musketeers’ office in 2007 at age 11, Julian Poyourow has become indispensable to the organization. In six years, he has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of volunteering, including more than 200 hours for 2013 only. Going through LEAD Courses at Tree Musketeers and spending time caring for trees in afternoons and week-ends, Julian quickly took on a leadership role when becoming a Youth Manager and later a Board Member for the organization. He currently serves as its President.

Register for our Fall LEAD Classes

Our Summer LEAD Classes were a success and we are back by popular demand! Our Fall session will start September 19th and classes will be every Thursday 4-5:30 pm. In addition we will have three Planting Supervisor 1-day classes.

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal volunteer opportunity that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and later in life. You can visit our LEAD page to register online or learn more about LEAD.

Schedule will be as follows:

Personal Skills: September 19th, September 26th & October 3rd.

People Skills: October 10th, 17th & 24th.

Management Skills: November 7th, 14th & 21st.

Planting Supervisor (one class only on Saturdays 10am-3pm): November 16th, January 18th or February 15th.

Successful graduation leads to… a new LEAD session!

Our summer students have graduated with great success and we are now planning a fall LEAD Youth Manager Class series!

LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal volunteer opportunity that provides kids with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and later in life. In the end, the young people will have acquired educational enrichment, self-confidence, team spirit, and the means to make a significant contribution to quality of life and the community.

We will also have two Youth Planting Supervisor training sessions on November 16th at 10 am and January 18th at 10 am.

Participation in the LEADership program is open to all area youth in 5th – 12th grades. The cost of the program is discounted for Partners for the Planet members.

You can download our LEAD Brochure, learn more and sign up for the class on our LEAD page.

You’re invited! LEAD Graduation: August 19th

We are reaching the end of a busy educational summer. Our Youth Manager Series came to an end in July and we’re wrapping up the Public Speaking Class this week. Our students will receive their certificate during an official ceremony at El Segundo’s City Council Chamber on Monday 19th starting at 7 pm.

Catherine Magruder, who teaches the Public Speaking Class will host the party, which will also include a speaking contest. We hope you will attend the ceremony to encourage our young speakers and congratulate all graduates.

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