Youth and Young Women’s Leadership
Designed to Empower
Leaders share common traits. Empathy, adaptability, courage and strong communication skills—these are the foundation to a leader’s success.
ACIS’ Leadership Projects were created to help young women and young men develop these skills and become the next generation of leaders. ACIS has partnered with educators and leadership professionals to create our programs and ensure they deliver an exceptional experience.
More than Just a Tour
To ensure our leadership projects create a lasting impact, we provide pre- and post-work for both students and teachers. Students will be expected to research themes that will be covered on tour, prepare for their meetings and bring along questions they wish to explore. After the tour, participants will be asked to reflect on their experience and use what they have learned going forward.
Each ACIS Leadership Project includes three components:
Connecting with Leaders
Students will spend a day in the life of a local leader and engage in a thoughtful examination of his or her skills and attributes. For our Young Women’s Leadership Projects, these leaders will be exclusively women.
Students will immerse themselves in the local culture. On some tours, they will visit area artists to see how their lives reflect in their art, and in others, they will help the community with a service project.
International Student Exchange
Participants will meet with area students for a chance to compare their daily lives and develop a greater understanding of how we are different, but also share so many similarities.
“ACIS has tapped into their network of resources to ensure the Leadership Program is a superior experience; I am especially excited about the hands-on workshops and the opportunities to meet women innovators around the world.”