Leadership Development

ExcelGDS provides youth the chance to learn multiple leadership skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, public speaking, identification of the essential qualities and characteristics of leadership; and specific skills necessary for youth to realize their unique potential as leaders through the GDS Reach your Potential Model. The model is strength-based and encourages youth to establish goals for themselves. Through this model, the youth will participate in activities and events that help them accomplish their goals and transition into adulthood. Our youth are given intense, personalized feedback using a variety of validated assessment tools as well as post-program assessment & coaching to ensure continued development and growth.