Participating in Coro’s Youth Leadership Academy this summer

Yazmin Abdullah '19 and Oscar Garcia '18 participated in Coro’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) partnership with DOE for Borough Student Advisory Councils (BSACs) builds the leadership skills and capacity of young New Yorkers to weigh in on policies that impact their daily lives as public school students. The YLA offers 28 selected high school students intensive training and hands-on experience as Youth Partner Facilitators to co-lead BSACs with DOE adult staff. During the time at Coro we learned different skills each day. When we got to the second week of the program it became even more challenging. You had to communicate in ways you haven't before and control parts of you that you never th

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