Kizuna's

Leadership

Program
*formerly known as the Youth CAN Program

Now in our 11th year, Kizuna's Leadership Program is our premier high school leadership, community service and personal development program. We promise to create a transformative experience that will help to shape the next generation.

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Kizuna's

Leadership

Program
*formerly known as the Youth CAN Program

Now in our 10th year, Kizuna's Leadership Program is our premier high school leadership, community service and personal development program. We promise to create a transformative experience that will help to shape the next generation.

LEARN MORE

About

OVERVIEW

Occurring each summer, Kizuna's Leadership Program is a 10 week, Wednesday evening program designed to build well-rounded students and enhance their future success.

Our model of success is centered around concepts of identity and community. The networks, relationships and strong sense of self-identity help our students to rise above the rest.

Now in it's 11th year, our program is now the largest Japanese American leadership development program in Southern California.

Program Details

Location

  • Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
  • 815 E 1st Street 
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012

Session Dates

Session 1: June 13, 2018
Session 2: June 20, 2018
Session 3: June 27, 2018
Session 4 (Retreat): July 6 - July 7, 2018
Session 5: July 11, 2018
Session 6: July 18, 2018
Session 7: July 25, 2018
Session 8: August 1, 2018
Session 9: August 8, 2018
Culmination: August 15, 2018

*Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 to 9:45pm.

**Please note: We will host an overnight retreat starting Friday 7/6 in the evening, through the afternoon on 7/7. Please mark your calendar for this important weekend event!

Cost

  • $195 per student
  • *Fee reductions available upon request
  • *No refunds: fees will not be returned after received.

Application Deadline

  • April 30, 2018
  • *Important Note: Applications typically close well before the stated deadline due to the program reaching capacity. Fill out your application sooner than later to guarantee a spot in our program!

Multi- Track Program

Track 1

Track 1 is the introductory track to our Leadership Program. This track is for high school students who have never been part of our program before.

Track 1 is the beginning of our students journey through our program. Track 1 introduces basic concepts of identity, community and service, helping to build well-rounded students.

Track 2

Students signing up for Track 2 must have previously completed the Youth CAN program in the past.

Track 2 focuses on conceptualizing and implementing community service projects. Students begin to put into practice the skills, networks and knowledge learned through the program.

Successful Students

Ranging from college bound, to career focuses individuals, Kizuna has a track record of successful students who have graduated from the Leadership program.

Program Highlights

In Our 11th Year

This will be the 11th year of our Leadership Program. Over the years we have perfected our formula and created a program that is both engaging and transformative for our students.

Many Students

Throughout the years, over 300 students have been trained through our Leadership Program. Joining our program is joining the next generation of community leaders.

Leadership Development

We develop valuable leadership skills including public speaking and peer-to-peer communication. Service projects also provide practical opportunities for students to exercise these skills.

Rising Above

Our students rise above. Skills and leadership learned through the program gives our students an edge as they look to their futures. Our students cite this program as a core component which has helped them develop as adults.

Full Circle

Many students who have gone through our program and are now young adults have returned as facilitators and instructors. They believe in passing on the knowledge they learned to the next cohort of students.

A Labor of Love

Our staff, instructors, and facilitators spend a great deal of time crafting our curriculum and ensuring student engagement and success. We truly care about the development of our students.

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Incredible Learning

Our Leadership Program has been cited as the only program in our community covering the topics that we do. The personal growth our students gain through our program is incredible.

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Leadership is the Best

Leadership is one of the best programs has Kizuna has to offer. When we say that it's a transformative experience, we mean it. Our students grow and develop as leaders, community advocates, and good people. Join us and see for yourself!