Empowering Teens with Leadership
At ELE, our vision is to give impressionable youth the confidence that comes with a better understanding of their emotions, a strong foundation of self-development, and the tools for successful communications, relationships, and leadership. The Leadership for the Teen Spirit program, part of our Leadership for the Human Spirit series, is geared specifically toward young adults, providing them with tools and strategies for personal growth, and helping them develop into the enlightened leaders of the future.
Our first step towards helping the youth in our own community was to launch the Leadership for the Teen Spirit program in Austin, Texas. This opened the door for teens to understand how emotions fit into a pathway to personal and professional success — a key for youth who are at a critical juncture in their maturity. Our vision is to replicate this conference in 20 cities by 2020, expanding our reach to teens across the country.