Youth Leadership Program

Our Mission

The Little Rock Sister Cities Commission has partnered with the Mayor’s Youth Council to administer a Youth Leadership Program for Little Rock teenagers who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential. The mission of this program is to groom the next generation of leaders in our city, and will be accomplished in two ways:

1. By educating program participants about the various facets of Little Rock in a similar manner as the Chamber’s Leadership Greater Little Rock program, so they can be effective ambassadors of our city, and

2. By educating program participants about international culture through travel to Little Rock’s sister cities around the globe.

 

Our Program

Youth Leadership Program participants will travel to one of Little Rock’s sister cities each year as youth ambassadors and experience the history, language, food, culture, arts and daily activities of the city they visit. These “Youth Ambassadors” will live with host families during the exchange to fully appreciate and develop an understanding of the country’s culture. While abroad, they will attend local schools and/or universities, tour US Embassies, and experience other educational outreach opportunities. An important aspect of the Youth Leadership Program is the Little Rock-based curriculum, which participants will complete in the months leading up to the international trip. The curriculum will consist of one session each month in which participants will learn about government and politics, healthcare, justice, education, economic development, and the arts. Also, the Sister Cities Commission will work with city leaders from our Sister City partners to establish a similar, education-based program so that participants will learn about the various facets of our sister cities in the same manner as they learned about Little Rock.

 

Funding

We hope you’ll join us in supporting an endeavor with the potential to positively impact our city through the development of our next generation of leaders. Your 100% tax-deductible contribution can be made to:

LRSCC Foundation
P.O. Box 2556
Little Rock, AR 72203