Mentoring & Leadership
YOUth LEAdership Development (YOULEAD)
The Social Justice Leadership Institute (SJLI) is a youth leadership development program for students 5th thru 12th grade. Participants meet on Saturday mornings at Richards Career Academy H.S. in the Back of the Yards.
Students develop their leadership skills and style by participating in college preparation exercises, mentorship, educational field trips and playing sports & games.
The Social Justice Leadership Institute is led by Dr. Rafael Yañez and volunteers who serve as mentors to help guide participants.
If you are interested in joining the Social Justice Leadership Institute program or volunteering as a mentor with our organization click here for more information.
The S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. are the backbone of the organization during community events. They ensure the premise is secure and patrol xxxxx, monitor for any suspicious activities.
Participants learn about XXXXX
The S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. meet XXXXXX days / month.
The S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. are directed by Mr. Rafael López who works as a Security Officer at Richards Career Academy H.S.
If you are interested in joining the S.O.L.D.I.E.R.S. program or volunteering with our organization click here for more information.
The Social Justice Leadership Institute is a youth leadership development program that: ● Empowers youth to be active in their own educational journeys and discover and pursue their passions and dreams by providing them with training, mentors, access to community resources, information about personal development, and opportunities to apply their skills to real life issues. ● Develops community leadership by engaging youth in community actions and events, including SJLI representation on the UNION Impact Center board, providing some autonomy for student-led and student-driven projects, and providing information and leadership development to parents.