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The Diversity Leadership Team (DLT) brings together high school students from Northeast Ohio to discover new ways of increasing diversity awareness in the community, push the call for social justice forward, and engage the region in sustainable community service. Functioning from a youth centered pedagogy, the DLT operates with the understanding that youth are an oppressed group in our nation. For this reason, our premier out-of-school time program focuses on deep learning through youth empowerment, which we identify as "The Five C's of DLT", to ally for rights of our youth, and to honor who they are and who they will become.
The Five C's of DLT
Students meet once a month for a skill building workshop facilitated by a Diversity Center staff member. Students are then encouraged to attend a service project/special event each month that relates to that month’s skill building session. For example, if students received a session on socioeconomics, their event could be a service project at Shoes and Clothes for Kids. Through this model, students are given real life examples of how to turn theory into practice. In May, students are recognized for their commitment through a closing ceremony and awarding of community service hours and awards from the community.
In addition to staff, DLT alumni help to organize and facilitate the program. The peer leadership model has proven effective in recruiting and retention of current students.
The DLT is a cost-free program. The Diversity Center offers bus passes, snacks, and a DLT t-shirt to students who participate.
You may download the 2012-2013 application HERE.
For more information r, please contact 216-752-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.