At cityWILD we believe Leadership is a skill learned through experience, and taught by example. To support and nurture our students, we set high expectations, promote caring relationships, and create opportunities for meaningful participation. cityWILD provides a safe setting in which students can excel as thinking, capable young adults.
cityWILD engages middle school and high school youth who, for variety of reasons, face significant challenges in their homes, schools, and communities. We support these young people in building upon their resilience, celebrating their identities, and walking along side them as they unleash their leadership potential.
In order for youth to thrive, cityWILD believes young people need:
- A place to belong– community
- A way to celebrate and honor their culture and identity
- Supportive adults to offer guidance
- Opportunity to experiment and learn from mistakes
- Honest and supportive feedback to support their growth
Students who participate in cityWILD’s Leadership Program can expect growth in these areas; Leadership, Personal Development, and Community Participation. The extent of a student’s growth in cityWILD depends primarily on their level of commitment and the duration of their participation. cityWILD offers over 150 days of programming per year. cityWILD motivates participants to reach their potential at school, at home and in their communities – and they succeed.
Read more about our approach here: Core Frameworks
View our logic model here: Logic Model