A group of youth leaders

A Youth Leadership Council (YLC) can support young people’s personal leadership growth, as well as help ensure that youth voices are represented in a Clubhouse’s decision-making. When youth see themselves as leaders, they are more likely to take on leadership positions in their schools, in their communities, and around the world.

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Youth Leadership Councils Center Social Justice and Community Impact Across The Network

In September 2020 The Clubhouse Network provided Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Mini-grants to six Clubhouses around the world to either launch or amplify youth leadership at their site. Clubhouse staff and mentors worked alongside Council members to develop leadership skills, to foster team-building, for community impact, and to advocate for changes to the Clubhouse through presenting to their Board of Directors, local governments, or community oversight body.

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Youth Leadership Council Toolkit

Cultivating Inclusive Leadership Through Creativity and Technology

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The toolkit offers guidance and templates for launching a Youth Leadership Council at your Clubhouse. It explores topics like Council projects, recruitment, and structure and includes template applications, orientation material, and more. When young people, especially those from marginalized identities, see themselves as leaders and continue to lead change for a more just world, everyone benefits.

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Youth Leadership Council Toolkit
A Beginners Guide

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This beginner’s toolkit is designed to guide your Youth Leadership Council program activities. Whether you have an existing Council and it needs a re-boot or you are launching a new Council, we hope this guide will be helpful to you.