Submitted by Kim Rodriguez
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Leadership Broward has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the Fritch Foundation and a $10,000 grant from the Watts Foundation for Youth Leadership Broward (YLB) programming.
“We appreciate the generosity of the Fritch Foundation and Watts Foundation and can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Andrew Zullo, Leadership Broward CEO. “Youth Leadership Bro-ward provides hands-on learning and important experiences that help shape the young men and women of our community into the leaders they are meant to be.”
Each year, Leadership Broward selects 55 high school sophomores to participate in YLB during their junior year. YLB is a nine-month program that provides an opportunity for students to gain real-life experiences through interactions with community leaders from businesses, government agencies, and civic organizations. Throughout the program, students develop essential leadership skills such as team building, conflict resolution, time management, public speaking and goal setting and impact the community through an ongoing service project throughout the year.
Students interested in applying for YLB Class XXXV can visit leadershipbroward.org/ylb-application/. For more information about Leadership Broward, visit leadershipbroward.org/.
about the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 39-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community.
Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting the Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offerings. For more information, visit www.LeadershipBroward.org or call (954) 767-8866.
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