Project Description

Vision New America’s (VNA) Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement (YLCE) Program has moved! For 16 years VNA has fostered hundreds of students in youth empowerment, leadership, and civic engagement through their YLCE program.

As of July 2013, the YLCE program finds a new home at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI). At AACI, the program has transformed into Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) and will continue to work in the advancement of youth; the program will work to increase opportunities for students from underresourced communities. LEAD will enhance the student experience through a more enriching program and a one-on-one mentorship component where the students will be paired with professionals from the private and public sector. LEAD will continue its mission of inspiring and educating youth from underrepresented populations to become leaders of their generations and champions of their communities.