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The Teen L.E.A.D. program took a trip to DC and toured around Howard University.
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The Teen L.E.A.D. program emphasizes (Leadership. Education. Assistance. Development.) for youth, ages 13-19. The purpose of the program is to develop a positive self-image in all participants. Teens will learn to recognize personal leadership characteristics and apply new life skills learnings to better equip themselves for post-secondary life.

Students are surveyed pre and post program. After each session youth complete a reflections sheet so they can provide immediate feedback for staff and volunteers to disseminate. The surveys identify internal and external assets in numerous categories including Support, Empowerment, Boundaries/Expectations, Behavior, Constructive use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies, and Positive Identity.

We're back it starting July 1st! Our meeting days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm-4pm. However, on our field trip days we will meet for longer. We have a lot of exciting activities that we will be engaging the teens with. They will learn Life Skills, experience Digital Innovation, and Laser Technology, Workforce Development, Leadership Skills, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Police and Teenager Community Relations, Art, Physical Fitness, College Visits, post-secondary education, and go on great Field Trips. There’s no cost to you for our program. Please sign your teenager up today.

 

Contact Phil Williams at PWilliams@kingsleyassociation.org or Mariah Majakey at MMajakey@kingsleyassociation.org with any inquiries.

core 5 themes

Public speaking

Teens will learn specific techniques to assist them in preparation and delivery of a quality speech. Teens will deliver a speech in front of their peers and adults and receive constructive feedback. This is a major skill that all teens need to improve upon as they embark upon life as adults (e.g. debate teams, improv, art).

Post-secondary preparation

Teens will receive assistance in preparing for college, trade school, workforce or any other field. Professionals from all walks will share tips and information with students (e.g. college tours, SAT/ACT prep).

Life Skills

Teens will be taught how to cook basic meals, clean, iron, wash clothes and perform other daily tasks that are often ignored (e.g. hygiene, etiquette, nutrition, cooking, health, wellness).

Job preparation

Teens will learn interviewing skills and have mock sessions with adults with peer feedback. The purpose is to teach relaxation techniques and incorporate public speaking tips to ensure clear, concise answers when in an interview session (e.g. interviewing, career exposure, internships).

Financial Literacy

Teens will be taught the basics of how to manage a checkbook and how to accurately record transactions to avoid overdraws. Usage of an ATM machine will be discussed as well as how to read and understand tax withholding on paychecks (e.g. saving, student loans, entrepreneurship classes).

 EXCITING FIELD TRIPS AND CLASSES! 

Additional themes

Along with the 5 core themes to the Teen L.E.A.D. program, there are eleven additional themes that are touched on throughout the program. While the Core 5 tend to be the main focus, we feel that the themes below deserve to be discussed as well. 

Najee Harris with Teen L.E.A.D.

Najee Harris with Teen L.E.A.D.

The group took a trip over to Steelers training camp during the Summer 2022 session and met some of the players.

Little Q&A with Steelers Reporters

Little Q&A with Steelers Reporters

We were able to meet up with some of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp reporters for a little Q&A session on what they do at training camp.

Teen L.E.A.D. visits Howard U.

Teen L.E.A.D. visits Howard U.

The Teen L.E.A.D. program took a trip to DC and toured around Howard University's campus.

George Pickens at training camp with Teen L.E.A.D.

George Pickens at training camp with Teen L.E.A.D.

The group took a trip over to Steelers training camp during the Summer 2022 session and met some of the players.

Steelers Training Camp Photo Op

Steelers Training Camp Photo Op

The group took a trip over to Steelers training camp during the Summer 2022 session.

Teen L.E.A.D. Hits Seton Hill!

Teen L.E.A.D. Hits Seton Hill!

Teen L.E.A.D. took a trip over to Seton Hill in April 2024 to explore the campus.

BIG Group Picture

BIG Group Picture

The calm before the storm! We took this shot before we toured the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC.

Teen L.E.A.D. Bowling Action

Teen L.E.A.D. Bowling Action

Here's a small group shot of some of the Teen L.E.A.D. participants and volunteers after a bowling outing.

Chuck Berry's Car!

Chuck Berry's Car!

Teen L.E.A.D. participants hitting a pose in front of Chuck Berry's car at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, DC.

Go Panthers!

Go Panthers!

In December 2023, we headed over to The Pete for a University of Pittsburgh Men's Basketball game.

Hang in There!

Hang in There!

We took a trip over to Urban Air during the Pittsburgh Public Schools' spring break, everyone enjoyed themselves.

More of George Pickens at Training Camp with Teen L.E.A.D.

More of George Pickens at Training Camp with Teen L.E.A.D.

The group took a trip over to Steelers training camp during the Summer 2022 session and met some of the players.

Quick Trip Over to AIU

Quick Trip Over to AIU

We took a trip over to learn about new technologies and the use of AI.

mental health

Teens will learn about the importance of having someone in their lives that they can share and openly converse with verbally. They will also learn about warning signs that may indicate they are having struggles with their mental health. Teaching point – many folks have mental health challenges; do not be ashamed to seek assistance.

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