The PRS Youth Leadership Project began 4 years ago when Ignacio teens participated in a community service learning class we facilitated. Teens learned to recognize themselves as part of their own youth community, and how they could take on leadership roles. We now have Youth Leadership Groups at Ignacio High School, Bayfield Middle School, and Wolverine Academy.
Each Youth Leadership group begins by creating an inventory. Teens identify assets and challenges in their communities. They discuss the barriers to addressing those challenges, and then work to identify — and implement — solutions.