We The Youth Program
We The Youth is a program of Awareness Washington County (AWC). We are a nationally recognized leadership program dedicated to strengthening and transforming Washington County by developing servant leaders. We believe that each person has leadership potential and endeavor to bring out that potential through the activities and discussions held during a 9 month class for adults. We believe young people have that same potential. We the Youth has prepared more than 300 young people for servant leadership since it began in 1995.
From August through May students attend 8 sessions. Four of these days fall on weekdays with the rest falling on a Saturday or Sunday. In cooperation with the school systems the students are excused to participate on meeting days that occur during the week.
We the Youth offers this opportunity to a limited number of students from each school system in the county as well as a limited number of home school students. It is essential that each student participate fully and complete the program.
The program’s curriculum is adapted each year according to the dynamics of the group but usually includes all of the following:
- Community Education
- Organizational Skills
- Time Management
- Understanding and the use of Learning Styles in leadership
- Community Service
We The Youth Candidates must:
- Have the desire to develop their leadership potential
- Commit to the entire program
- Maintain satisfactory academic status
- Maintain a satisfactory citizenship record
- Have parental/guardian support to participate.