Session 1 – Teamwork Challenge (Mandatory)

Session 1 brings the class together for the first time, breaking the ice and exploring team building and leadership skills. There are group and individual challenges.

Session 2 – Identifying Leadership Styles (Mandatory)

Session 2 is held with students and parents and provides further orientation to the program. Personality styles are identified. Students with their parents reflect on there composite of four personality styles and how different personalities effect influence and working with successful teams.

MANDATORY , plus one or both parents are invited.

Objective: Orientation of the PYL program and identification of different personality styles and how they interplay with one another.

Session 3 – Exploring Effective Leadership

Session 3 helps students begin to understand what makes an effective leader. Students will explore different leadership styles and learn how all leadership styles can be effective leaders.

Objective: Define effective leadership and understand that leadership is complicated

Session 4 – Creating Your Brand

Students develop an understanding of the importance of branding to leadership, learn how to be intentional about being oneself, as well as identify and use tools such as social media and personal goal statements for branding.

Session 5 – Cultural Intelligence

Session 5 prompts students to consider various dimensions of diversity to develop an appreciation of the ways in which people are different from and similar to each other. Students learn how groups benefit from diversity and different perspectives and consider the valuation of diversity and defense of the rights and needs of others.

Session 6 – Caring for Our Community

Not all community members are as fortunate as others. Students will learn how a community, its leaders, and citizens, can care for each other and the overall community. Students will explore the role of health and social services in the community.

Objective: Explore community needs, share community resources and inspire action

Session 7 – My Rights and Responsibilities as a Leader

Students gain an understanding of how our community is governed and supported by exploring the roles and challenges facing our elected leaders and leaders of our city services such as fire and police.

Objective: What is my role as a leader, constituent and participant in the community?

Session 8 – My Decisions Reflect on Me – “Plano After Dark”

Students will experience and discuss the intersection of self and community and the way decisions can impact both.

Objective: Prompt, empower and inspire participants to action after PYL

Session 9 – Graduation

Students will reflect on the PYL leadership journey and what the future holds.

Objective: Reflect on program experiences and celebrate completion of the program