This one day Leadership Training Workshop will expose middle and high school students to various math and science related activities along with some essential collaboration and leadership skills. Specific topics include challenges facing our planet, and how to leverage mathematical sciences to address these challenges and create a sustainable environment. The children will also learn about our weather and climate, and the effect of sunscreen on plants and humans. Hands-on demonstration will be provided to capture their imagination and inspire them to seek deeper knowledge. As young prospective leaders they will learn the skills of how to set up goals, work collaboratively in a team, facilitate meetings, and make effective presentations. They will also learn about children living in other parts of the world and what small steps they can take locally to create a global impact. Participants will receive certificates from National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Upon completion of this one day workshop the children are expected to participate in voluntary activities during their upcoming academic year. A school or neighborhood collection event of old books that are in good condition for BetterWorldsBooks (Fall 2014) and a fundraising event for Save the Children (Spring 2015 - tentative) are two activities planned for the next school year. CEYLA will provide and guide the young leaders with a plan for hosting these two events. The fundraising or collections do not have any minimum limit the idea is more to train young leaders for greater goodness as world citizens. CEYLA will take responsibility to send all these books and donations, respectively, to BetterWorldBooks and Save the Children. Reports will be provided to the young participating Leaders. To find out more about these two organizations and their impacts worldwide, please go to http://www.betterworldbooks.com/info.aspx?f=our_impact and http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm. Young leaders participated in book collection and fundraising events will be provided certificate of accomplishments at the end of 2014-2015 academic year.