Zion-Benton Leadership Academy (ZBLA)
ZBLA is a leadership training program designed for adults in the community who are interested in being engaged and active but don’t know how to plug in. Experienced community leaders serve as mentors to the participants. Coursework includes an assessment strengths, leadership and ethics, understanding how to run for public office and embracing our community heritage.
FIVE Sessions will be held from September through November closing with a graduation.
Zion-Benton Leadership Academy is now accepting applications at www.ZBLA.info
Jr. Zion-Benton Leadership Academy
The Jr. Zion-Benton Leadership Academy was developed to nurture our youth for future leadership positions in Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor and Zion. Our mission is simple: To identify and empower young people to give back to their community.
The five-session curriculum features nontraditional, hands-on training and experiences. The courses include Teamwork, Building Self-Confidence, Effective Communication, Cultural Diversity, Servanthood, and College Readiness.
What does it take to be a Jr. Zion-Benton Leadership Academy participant?
Jr. ZBLA is seeking candidates who are engaged, compassionate, imaginative, honest and progressive. As a Jr. ZBLA participant, students will learn what it takes to be a leader who will help shape the future of the Zion-Benton community. Leaders will be carefully matched with a mentor who shares similar interests and backgrounds. More information is available at www.ZBLA.info.