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.
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.
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
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.