Spurring the buds of a leader in everyone.
It is Budding Leaders’ mission to provide a platform for community care by helping the communities in need and by providing pre-teen school children academic coaching and leadership workshops.
Budding Leaders has received recognition certificates from City of Cupertino and State of California.
What is our Mission?
Silicon Valley has an extraordinary focus on STEM programs right from elementary school. Comparatively there is lack of focus on developing interpersonal skills like leadership, communication, and teamwork. These soft skills are equally crucial for success of the students as they enter high school and beyond. At Budding Leaders, we offer FREE classes to kids to learn leadership qualities and skills. We strive to give a jumpstart to anyone who aspires to become a contributing member of our community.
We also help the unhoused in San Jose with care package drives to help give back to the community that supports us.
Where do we Volunteer?
DUE TO COVID-19, ALL 2022 WORKSHOPS WILL BE VIRTUAL
We have partnered with local libraries, community centers and after-school care facilities in South Bay to conduct our training workshops. All locations are located in the vicinity of local schools. Our partner organizations offer a space for venue and basic material for classroom settings. The workshops are typically conducted in a small classrooms or halls with basic audio-visual setting suitable for 20 to 25 kids at facilities offered by our partners.
Community outreach is conducted in partnership with Agape Silicon Valley and Inatalent to distribute care packages to unhoused.
Who do we Serve?
Our workshops are conducted by outgoing enthusiastic full-time high school students from Bay Area schools. All students who work as classroom instructors as well as classroom assistants work pro-bono. The contents of the workshops are targeted towards kids of age between 8 to 11 years. Budding Leaders classroom instructors are trained on course materials that include interactive sessions for kids interested in learning about crucial aspects of becoming a good communicator and trustworthy leader.
Our volunteers also collect donations of hygiene items and shoes and jackets and package them and distribute to the unhoused.