Youth Leadership Programs

We provide a continuum of leadership opportunities for youth and young adults aged 14 to 24. The Collaborative Continuum is designed to keep youth engaged at different levels, capacities, and ages within our organization over an extended period of time.

Each program culminates in a final project, either a video or youth-organized workshop or training.


POPPYN—An award winning youth produced TV news program focusing on issues that impact youth while highlighting the positive contributions of youth to their communities.

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Leaders Corps provides paid leadership positions within The Collaborative for former program participants to facilitate all youth leadership programs, assist in training and technical assistance activities and participate in other aspects of the organization.

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Leadership Development Institute is an intensive 2 week summer program through which participants learn the core principles of positive youth development, networking, community outreach, mentorship, youth organizing and use of media as an instrument in building community and driving social change.

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Youth Action Scholars provides the next step for youth who have completed VOICES or the POWER Internship. Over the course of a year, participants form a team to identify an issue, conduct related research to become experts in the topic, and raise awareness through community educational workshops and events.

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POWER Internship recognizes the relationship between educational and workplace skills, integrating nonprofit work experience with the development of foundational academic and technical skills through collaborative research, critical thinking, communication, public speaking and media production projects.

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Staff of VOICES and POPPYN

Temple Youth VOICES seeks to build the individual and collective power of youth by integrating leadership development, community outreach and project based learning in a supportive, team environment.

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I will always connect students with The Collaborative. They do such a magnificent job immersing young people in vital skill and citizenship development activities.

- Philadelphia High School Teacher


Community Impact

We help organizations & communities better integrate the contributions of youth. We have trained over 100 nonprofit, educational, and public organizations in leadership development, community building, media literacy, program planning, and curriculum development.

People engage in a workshop

We provide capacity building for other organizations through training institutes, professional development workshops, program planning, curriculum design, and more.

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We share our knowledge of youth leadership and issues impacting youth through discussion groups, conference presentations, and publications.

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