Young people often believe that they can’t make a difference. That they don’t have the knowledge, skills, or capacity
to influence issues like poverty, healthcare, education, or the environment. That they’re powerless to create change. Yet there are countless stories that prove this is not the case. Thousands of young people powered the peaceful protests that ended legal segregation in the U.S., and have been instrumental in movements for democracy and human rights around the world. Teenagers have started international campaigns against child labor and fought for the education of girls in the developing world. And those are just a few examples.
What power, passion, and resources do you possess? Begin your discovery at the Civic Leadership Institute!
CLI students explore the complex challenges that affect our communities and develop the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world.
The Civic Leadership Institute in Baltimore is a program of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
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