1 Our mission is to connect people and prepare them as leaders to shape the future of Santa Fe. Photo by Daniel Quat Photography YOUTH LEADERSHIP SANTA FE is designed to meet Santa Fe s need for young community leaders. Teenagers enrolled are taught leadership skills, college preparedness, and civic engagement, and aim to enhance youth leadership resources for the community of Santa Fe. Over the course of nine months Youth Leadership Santa Fe participants attend nine one-day workshops focused on building leadership skills and sessions dedicated to various civic topics such as: higher education arts and entrepreneurship government science & tech Students earn up to three college credits and one dual credit if they attend a participating high school. Youth Served We work with up to 30 ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders annually. In , 85% of participants qualified for free or reduced lunch; 22 out of 26 were female. 16 were of Latin/Hispanic heritage; 8 were Caucasian; 2 were of an alternative heritage Students came from 11 local high-schools Operating Budget The program is supported by the Santa Fe Chamber Opportunities Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The program fee is $325 per participant, with scholarships for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch (their fee is reduced to a $60/$80 materials fee. How can you help? The program is seeking sponsors. Sponsorship money will help support the need for more young leaders in our local economy. To make a donation by credit card, please call the Program Director at , or Checks can be mailed to Leadership Santa Fe, PO Box 9444, Santa Fe, NM Please mark for the attention of the Youth Program, and indicate whether the donation is intended for scholarships or operating costs. SPONSORS RECEIVE VISIBILTY ON THE AGENDAS OF EACH ADULT PROGRAM SESSION PACKET, AT GRADUATION, SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE, AND IN SEVERAL E- NEWSLETTERS FOR THE APPLICABLE PROGRAM YEAR. Further Program Information The 2016 Youth Application Packet is available for download at
2 Title Sponsorship Opportunities: $5,000 Gold Sponsor: Optional one-year seat on our Leadership Santa Fe Funding Committee, which meets four times a year Full adult program tuition fee included to send one qualified candidate through the program. A program application form must be submitted. Current program rates apply. Inclusion in all print and radio promo media, aired on six radio stations in July and August Logo in the signature of every LSF ; recognition as a Gold level sponsor Name listed on any newspaper advertisement Logo on every adult class session agenda (minimum of six) Signage at the LSF program kick-off event in August 2015 and at graduation in May 2016 Signage with logo on the LSF table during the 2016 Chamber Legislative Reception Web site link on LSF website, every LSF E-Newsletter Logo in every LSF E-Newsletter Recognition in SF Chamber s E-Newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition in SF Chamber s Business Advocate newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition on the LSF Facebook page $2,500 Silver Sponsor: Optional one-year seat on our Leadership Santa Fe Funding Committee, which meets four times a year Half-off adult program tuition fee included to send one qualified candidate through the program. A program application form must be submitted. Current program rates apply Logo in the signature of every LSF ; recognition as a Silver level sponsor Logo on every adult class session agenda (minimum of six) Name listed on any newspaper ad Signage at the LSF program kick-off event in August 2015 and at graduation in May 2016 Signage with logo on the LSF table during the 2016 Chamber Legislative Reception Web site link on LSF website, every LSF E-Newsletter Logo in every LSF E-Newsletter Recognition in SF Chamber s E-Newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition in SF Chamber s Business Advocate newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition on the LSF Facebook page Opportunities to help us cover program costs: $1,000 Session Sponsor (twelve opportunities): Logo on the agenda of the class selected for sponsorship Recognition at Graduation Logo or name on the back cover of all adult program agendas Recognition in the LSF E-Newsletter
3 Recognition in SF Chamber s E-Newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition in SF Chamber s Business Advocate newsletter pursuant to Chamber policy Recognition on the LSF Facebook page in association in the session selected for sponsorship $500 Session Co-Sponsor (twelve opportunities): Logo on the agenda of the class selected for sponsorship Logo or name on the back cover of all adult program agendas Recognition at Graduation Recognition on the LSF Facebook page in association in the session selected for sponsorship Tuition Scholarship sponsorships for participants: $325 (suggested) and up Youth Scholarship Sponsor: Logo or name on the back cover of all adult program agendas Recognition at Graduation Recognition in the LSF E-Newsletter Recognition on the LSF Facebook page Thanks to our Title Sponsors:
4 Youth Leadership Santa Fe Testimonials McKenna, Sophomore, St. Michael s High School I think this program really helped me learn what I am good at and how to employ those skills when working with a group of people. I am better at communicating my ideas with others and listening to what my peers have to contribute. I have learned what makes a good leader and to make friendships with all the people I have met. YLSF is a great program and I would highly recommend it. Cristina, Junior, Capital High School When I graduate from high school, I will to Santa Fe Community College to finish off my basics. I want to pursue a career in psychology, because I think I can help small children and people. Youth Leadership Santa Fe has opened my eyes to not be afraid of challenges and if it gets hard, get a new perspective and start again. This was an amazing opportunity to meet new people and bond more with the old peers. Thanks to those who this possible and I wish to join again next year, as a senior, if possible! Ciera, Freshman, St. Michael s High School When I leave high school I am hoping to join the medical program in Washington DC and become a gynecologist or an OBGYN. I believe this leadership class will help me in my near future to become a better leader, and not just hide behind the shadows like I used to. This class has helped me sort out the strengths and weaknesses. Going into this program I had more weaknesses than strengths. And now, graduating, I have doubled my amount of strengths. So, thank you, to those who contributed to the scholarship fund; your donation means a lot. Eva, Freshman, St. Michael s High School I do not know for certain which college I want to attend or what degree I want to pursue, but I know it will probably be in the sciences. The Youth Leadership program has helped me to know more about Santa Fe, and how I can help. I t has also helped me learn more about taking college classes in high school, so I can get a head start pursuing my goals. Lorena, Junior, Monte Del Sol Once I finish high school, I am interested in going to UNM or the Santa Fe Community College to get a bachelor s degree in nursing, because I want to help people that need it. Youth Leadership Santa Fe has helped me to pursue my goads by allowing me to assess what I m really good at and interested in. Thank you to those who contributed to the scholarship fund. Liliana, Capital High School After I finish high school I m interested in doubling in physics and engineering as well as working with teens around New Mexico to help them keep out of the reach of drugs and alcohol. Youth Leadership Santa Fe has
5 had a big impact I my decision to study science. Thank you for the field trip to Pajarito Scientific Corporation; it made me realize how fun and interesting this field will be. Lia, Sophomore, Desert Academy While I m not sure what I want to study when I leave high school, Leadership Santa Fe has helped me find my strengths in unexpected areas. I have become more confident in my abilities to lead, which will translate well into deciding what I want to study. Clarissa, Junior, Capital High School I m going to go to Eastern New Mexico and study biology, as I have always had an interest in animals and life. Due to being in SF Youth Leadership, I have learned to pursue my goals, and trust that I can achieve those goals. Thanks to all those who helped with this program. Sadie, Frechman, Academy for Technology and the Classics When I leave high school I am interested in majoring in international relations at the University of Chicago. The Youth Leadership Santa Fe program helped me in the following ways: to increase my ability to communicate and to work in a team; to expand my liking for science and knowledge on how much linemen work. This is very important because it is good to value the various parts of your community. I really appreciate this chance to improve my leadership and become a better person in my community. Vanessa, Freshman, Pojoaque High School When I leave high school, I want to pursue my dream to work with children and be a nurse. Leadership Santa Fe has truly helped me by showing me that sometimes you have to work together in order to succeed. Thank you so much for those of you that have given to the scholarship fund. Priscila, Junior, Capital High School I am interested in going to the east coast to graduate with a bachelor s degree in dental medicine. Youth Leadership Santa Fe has helped me to understand that it is okay to step out of your comfort zone, because you never know how something will impact your life. Also, YLSF has shown me that it is okay to trust people, and that you can t always do everything on your own. Youth Leadership Santa Fe is a fantastic class. It has taught me to be different; to be unique; and to be a leader, and teach others how to be a leader. YLSF is awesome, and would recommend others every youth to join this amazing class. Alondra, Junior, Capital High School When I graduate high school, I plan on pursuing a career on the medical pathway. Leadership SF has inspired me to not be scared to pursue this career, although it takes a lot of hard work. The program showed me that even though I make mistakes, it is okay: carry on and learn from it.
6 Jackie, Junior, Capital High School Once I graduate from high school I plan on a career in the medical field. This program has allowed me to do things that are out of my comfort zone. At first, I was not sure that becoming a nurse or doctor was something I was comfortable with, but I learned that making mistakes and taking chances are okay. Maribel, Junior, Capital High School When I graduate from high school, I m attending the University of Denver, and planning to major in accounting and education, but also have a minor in Spanish. Youth Leadership Santa Fe has allowed me to truly discover who I am. I have learned to use my personal skills all around my community. Many students at my school say that I m a leader, and that motivates me more to always try my best. I am a life-long learner, who is always determined to reach my goals by working and always taking risks. Aimee, Parent of Eva, Freshman, St. Michael s High School The biggest impact and benefit for Eva was to experience the various community organizations and businesses. Eva also enjoyed the team building through the ropes course. I believe this increased knowledge through a program structured this way has increased her awareness and knowledge of leadership s varied facets through education, community, and the business world.