Now accepting applications for the Leadership Prince George’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)!
Our mission is to develop the leadership capacity of young people in Prince George’s County through knowledge-building, civic engagement, and action-based opportunities to promote positive change within the communities in which they live.
The primary goal for the Emerging Leaders Program for 2016-2017 is to develop young leaders through knowledge building activities, capacity development, and involvement with action-based opportunities in the community.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to help develop 11th and 12th grade students into leaders and Community Trustees. During the program year, participants receive extensive leadership training and have access to valuable networking opportunities with both public and private stakeholders. In addition, participants discuss current issues and participate in activities designed to enhance their understanding of Prince George’s County and the Region. The program culminates with Emerging Leaders attending and being recognized at the Annual Leadership Prince George’s Graduation and Leadership Recognition Dinner. Graduation from the ELP Program requires attendance and participation in all scheduled workshops and activities during the 2016-2017 program year.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
Participation is open to high school students in Grades 11 and 12. Selection of program participants will be based on information provided in the application. Completed applications are due by Thursday, September 15, 2016.
WELCOME & ORIENTATION BREAKFAST Saturday, October 22, 2016
BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Wednesday, November 16, 2016
LPG BOARD MEETING & DINNER Tuesday, December 13, 2016
UNDERSTANDING GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC POLICY Friday, January 27, 2017
EMERGING LEADERS DAY IN ANNAPOLIS Tuesday, February 14, 2017
BOARD DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE Wednesday, March 15, 2017
PARTICIPANT & PARENT RECEPTION
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT Saturday, April 29, 2017
GRADUATION & LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION DINNER June 2017 TBD
There will be a mix of weekday, evening, and weekend programs. Participants are required to attend all scheduled workshops and activities. Program days will typically be once per month from October 2016 through June 2017. Your submission of this application implies your understanding and ability to participate in all scheduled program events. PARTICIPANTS MAY MISS A MAXIMUM OF 12 HOURS DURING THE PROGRAM YEAR.
The LPG Emerging Leaders Program fee is $50 for program materials and supplements for accepted participants. There is no other cost to participate in this program. Funding for the program is underwritten by Leadership Prince George’s and our generous sponsors.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a fee for parents to attend the graduation dinner in June.