Hope Youth Leadership Programs

Our work with youth is at the center of building community for the future.

Girls’ Empowerment Project. Photo: Bruce Silcox

The voices of youth at Hope are making major contribution towards change in their community. Through regular youth activities we are nurturing leaders:

Learning in Community
A community literacy program for children ages 6-9 where children thrive and learn in a community environment. LIC’s approach to developing literacy skills involves family and peer-based relationships, supporting children and parents to create and participate in home and community-based learning environments.

Youth in the City (Youth ages 10-14)
A mentorship program for adolescent youth with a focus on civic engagement action projects. Youth come to multi-week sessions throughout the year which focus on leadership, community, and acting effectively out of their talent and voice as they successfully accomplish projects together. Register Today for Spring/Summer Programming!

Power of Vision Mural Project
The Power of Vision Mural Project challenges Hope to think about art as a tool for leadership and community building in addition to strengthening artistic skills. Each mural is driven by a collective vision centered in community. Since 2004, Hope youth have worked across differences around the common goal of completing murals symbolizing community, understanding and hope.