The Leadership Corps is open to teens ages 13 – 18.
Teens enrolled in the Leadership Corps program are inspired and challenged through one of the most high-impact and sought-after youth development programs in all of Boston! Many members of the Leadership Corps are veterans of the YES Operation SnowSports or Outdoor Adventure programs and are ready to give back through working in the rental shop, learning how to be ski and snowboard instructors, and by participating in dynamic after-school youth development workshops. As part of the Leadership Corps, teens inspire youth to try new activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, and kayaking. As instructors, teens teach other youth how to safely enjoy the outdoors while acting as positive role models. Members of the Leadership Corps work through a tiered youth development model, the Leadership Ladder, to track personal growth and development using the same designations that mark the ski and snowboard trails. YES tracks each teen’s progress in school, community service, on-site trainings and civic engagement, as well as other development areas. Youth work through the following levels:
- Beginner: Orientation: Getting Your Feet Wet!
- Intermediate: Understanding and Mastering: Policies and Procedures
- Advanced: Activism: Master, Implement and Execute
- Expert: The YES Community Ambassadors
School-year Leadership Corps program
In the school-year Leadership Corps program, teens participate in weekly leadership workshops and practice their leadership skills by volunteering in our ski and snowboard shop and instructing lessons for our Operation Snowsports trips.
Applications will be available for the fall Leadership program by September 8. Please fill out the interest form below if you would like to receive an email when applications open for the 2017 – 2018 school year:
Summer Leadership Corps Program
Registration is now closed for the Summer 2017 Leadership Corps program. Applications will be available for the Summer 2018 Leadership Corps program in April 2018.
The LC program will run in two one-week sessions this summer.
Each session will be Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm. Youth ages 13-18 are encouraged to apply.
Session 1: July 10th-21st
Session 2: July 31st – Aug 11th
The Summer Leadership Corps (LC) program at YES is a program offering teens the opportunity to develop their leadership potential and kayak, rock climb, bike, and more. Through workshops, outdoor activities, and community service, youth will develop and demonstrate their personal leadership style, while discussing important topics such as identity, racism, problem solving and leadership styles.