YLC Winter 2019 (January 4-8) was a week-long leadership conference for high school students from grade 9-12. This program was attended by 60 students from 30 different schools, 10 cities and 4 countries. Throughout the week, students create a social change project while learning concrete leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
At the end of the Youth Lead the Change conference, all YLC trainees who successfully presented their social change project were awarded a certificate from the Leadership Institute of Harvard University. In addition, the students received a one year mentorship from these 5 Harvard students.
Many students in these 5 days had achieved more than just laying out the blue print for their project. Some had already partnered up with NGO's, some were able to get dogs adopted, some conducted an interactive session with the elderly in their community, some got high number of followers along with posts/comments on their social media pages, some were able to raise funds for their cause and some designed their own pamphlets and websites.
All these changes in such a short time were impressive and we only hope that they continue with these projects and reach greater heights in bringing about a change in their community.