Game Changers Leadership Institute | Participant Application*
Game Changers Leadership Institute: Young, Black and Leading, has been created to instill and develop traditional and nontraditional leadership practices for Black youth and allies, ages 16-24. We provide age appropriate, culturally conscious programming and learning environments that appeal to young leaders living in San Bernardino County. Our hope is to engage with young people in an interactive and engaging environment in order to empower them, provide stronger self identity, build their capacity to lead and expand their sense of community responsibility. Our learning institutes are anchored in relationship building, artivism, communication skills development, social, political and cultural learning. We also facilitate peer to peer learning and engagement by training and partnering with active, peer leaders who are participating in a wide variety of healthy activities.
Game Changers Leadership Institute is hosted by Institute to Develop, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (iDEAL). Our mission is: To empower, support and equip young people and community with the skills and tools needed to lead their communities to be equitable and healthy.
Game Changers Leadership Institute is sponsored in part by: CSUSB Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), BLU Educational Foundation, The California Endowment.
There is no cost to attendees. All transportation, lodging, and meals are sponsored.
Criteria for Participation:
- Black, identify as Black, or deeply connect to and support the Black community (allies welcome)
- Exhibit natural leadership ability
- Ages 16-24 years old (mature 15 year olds or young adults over 24 years will be considered)
- Live in San Bernardino County
- Be willing to commit to the entire institute starting 6pm on Fri. Nov 30th continually thru Sun. Dec 2nd ending @6pm. Overnight stay required. No exceptions.
- Priority will be given to youth experiencing challenges or youth whom have been system impacted.
*This application will be used to consider all participants for Game Changers Leadership Institute. We cannot guarantee acceptance of every applicant, but we will do our best to make accommodations. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Max capacity: 40 participants
Participant First Name
Participant Last Name
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Parent/ Caretaker First and Last Name (required for participants under 18 yrs. old. If over the age of 18 yrs. please respond N/A)
We will send event updates via text message before, during and after the institute. By providing your cell phone numbers, you are agreeing to receive text messages. Standard messaging rates apply. No more than 8 texts per month.)
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Parent/ Caretaker Cell Phone (required for participants under 18 yrs. old. If over the age of 18 yrs. please respond N/A)
Relationship to Minor Participant
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