Teen Leadership Rockland is a leadership development program for sophomore level high school students. The program connects students with leadership potential with peers and community leaders through interactive seminars.
Students are required to attend ALL sessions in full. Business casual dress is expected.
This program is open to all high school sophomores who reside in and/or attend school in Rockland County and are interested in developing leadership skills for their community and future careers. No current leadership experience is required; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and a commitment to learning are equally important to the members of the selection committee.
Almost all sessions take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:15pm.
|November 28||Orientation and Introduction to Leadership|
|December 5||History of Rockland County|
|December 12||Making an Impact: Nonprofits and Community Service|
|January 9||Emergency Services|
|January 16||Social Media / Marketing|
|Thurs. February 1||Leadership in County Government|
|February 6||Understanding the Justice System Part 1: Police|
|February 13||Understanding the Justice System Part 2: Court|
|February 27||Public Speaking|
|March 12||Career Development and Exploration|
|March 19||Optimizing the College Experience|
|April 9||Environmental Stewardship|
|April 16||Life Lessons: Interviews with Community Leaders|
All programs will be held in Rockland County. A list of sites will be provided at the Orientation session.
Participants are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from all session locations. If you are accepted into the program, but cannot arrange transportation, please contact the coordinator, Kristin Ruggiero, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lack of transportation will not disqualify youth from participating in the program.
The program cost for those who apply by October 2 is $225; the cost for those who apply by September 11 is $200. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program. Financial assistance is available - contact Kristin Ruggiero at email@example.com for details. Please note that refund requests will not be accepted after the program has started.
When the application becomes available, applicants should:
Applicants will be informed by email as to the status of their application.
NOTE: Class size is limited. Applicants will only be considered if they submit their entire application online (including the letter of recommendation from an adult, non-family member) by the deadline and take part in the interview process.
View the PDF of the Teen Leadership Rockland 2023-2024 Application.
Please note that this PDF is only to be used for reference. The application must be submitted online. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Last updated August 25, 2023