Spurring the buds of a leader in everyone.
Silicon Valley has an extraordinary focus on STEM programs right from elementary school. Comparatively there is lack of emphasis on developing soft skills such as leadership, team building and communication at an early age along with compassion for the society. These soft skills are equally crucial for success of the students as they enter high school. At Budding Leaders, we offer FREE classes to kids to learn leadership qualities and skills. We strive to give a jump start for shaping a successful contributing member of our society by offering training through fun activities and discussions. We also help the unhoused in San Jose with care package drives.
DUE TO COVID-19, ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE VIRTUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
We have partnered with local libraries, community centers and after-school care facilities in south bay to conduct our training workshops. All locations are conveniently located in the vicinity of local schools. Our partner organizations offer a space for venue and basic material for classroom settings. The workshops are advertised on our website as well as at display boards in libraries and local area social network sites. 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.
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.