ADL Peer Leadership Training
Many school-based activities designed to promote leadership skills in youth fail to provide students with practical opportunities to develop and implement transferable skills in leadership. To be effective leaders, youth need opportunities to develop and practice these skills within a context that has personal meaning and relevance to them. As Peer Leaders, students learn about social justice issues through comprehensive training designed to address the specific issues they face each day in their schools and communities. Once trained, they work together over the course of the school year to plan and implement projects of their own choosing that they believe will promote a more respectful and inclusive school community.