Leadership Academy

Our Leadership Academy is designed to help NGC members develop an awareness of their leadership potential, take responsibility for themselves and their community, and develop training and facilitation skills.

Using a peer "train-the-trainer" model and facilitated discussions, participants learn how to train their peers on issues of importance to teens. The Peer Advocacy Training Program trains participants in the areas of facilitation, mediation, active listening, agenda-setting and advocacy.

Once trained, Peer Advocates are paid to represent and support their peers during quarterly Action Plan meetings and Service Plan Reviews with their social workers.

The initial 12-hour Peer Advocacy Program training runs over the course of three days. Participants and facilitators then meet weekly to debrief.

Instructors: James Fisher & Karon B. Porter.