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Leaders for Change

Due to the pandemic Growth and Development Services (GDS) is now providing its programs virtually.

Leaders for Change

GDS's newest virtual initiative, Leaders For Change (LFC), enables youth to support one another emotionally, socially, educationally, and in their careers.

The program is led by the youth, while a team of experienced and talented volunteers guide them in workshops in leadership development, communication, job/college readiness, and life skills.

We provide the youth with tools to combat stressors by learning wellness practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and the importance of self-care. These social and emotional tools empower youth to be self-advocates and voices for their peers who are not able to speak-up for themselves.