University Community Collaborative students

"I've been able to speak my mind more, and I think outside the box."

- A.M., POWER Participant

Youth Leadership Programs

Embedded in a social justice framework, our programs create spaces where young people feel valued and safe in exploring and sharing their identities, interrogating stereotypes, developing a sense of agency, and building a supportive community with other young people and caring adults. Within this environment, learning, exploration, and discovery become the norm. 

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POPPYN

POPPYN—An award winning youth produced TV news program focusing on issues that impact youth while highlighting the positive contributions of youth to their communities.

Leaders Corps

Leaders Corps

Leaders Corps provides paid leadership positions within The Collaborative for former program participants to facilitate all youth leadership programs, assist in training and technical assistance activities and participate in other aspects of the organization.

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Temple Youth Voices

Temple Youth VOICES seeks to build the individual and collective power of youth by integrating leadership development, community outreach and project based learning in a supportive, team environment.

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Leadership Development Institute

Leadership Development Institute is an intensive 2 week summer program through which participants learn the core principles of positive youth development, networking, community outreach, mentorship, youth organizing and use of media as an instrument in building community and driving social change.

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POWER Internship

POWER Internship recognizes the relationship between educational and workplace skills, integrating nonprofit work experience with the development of foundational academic and technical skills through collaborative research, critical thinking, communication, public speaking and media production projects.

"I will always connect students with The Collaborative. They do such a magnificent job immersing young people in vital skills and citizenship development activities."

- Philadelphia High School Teacher

Community Impact

We help organizations & communities better integrate the contributions of youth. We have trained over 100 nonprofit, educational, and public organizations in leadership development, community building, media literacy, program planning, and curriculum development.

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