Monday, June 14, 2010

The 6th Ward Leadership Academy Summer Program

The 6th Ward Leadership Academy is designed to engage 6th Ward youth (ages 10-15) in an inspiring, engaging and intellectually stimulating environment. This program will build leadership, interpersonal and communication skills while providing cultural and career exposure to the youth. Some of the program components are community service projects, gang and drug prevention, entrepreneurship and organized sports in collaboration with World Sport Chicago. We believe it is paramount to provide a safe and productive atmosphere during the summer months when children are most vulnerable to violence.

The 6th Ward Leadership Academy is free for the first fifty (50) participants and is sponsored by Lyle for Kids and Diversified Behavioral Comprehensive Care.

To Apply:
Complete and sign the participant application, which can be picked up at the 6th Ward office or at any 6th Ward school.
Completed applications may be returned via:
•Scan and email (signature required):
•Fax: (773) 846-0503 (Attn: The 6th Ward Leadership Academy)
•Hand Deliver: return forms to the 6th Ward office or Lyle for Kids headquarters at 7318 S. Cottage Grove.

Academy Information:
This is a seven-week program (June 28-August 13) that runs Monday through Friday from 10am- 4pm. The program will be run from Paul Robeson High School located at 6835 S Normal Blvd.

Parents or guardians are responsible for providing daily transportation to and from the location. Lyle for Kids will provide a bus to transport youth on all field trips.

Dress and Attire:
All youth will be given a camp t-shirt that they are expected to wear.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Leadership Academy, please contact the Program Director directly by calling (773) 756-8061

Questions or Concerns?
Please contact the Lyle For Kids at or by calling (773) 756-8061.

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