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Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Community Builders Youth Leadership Institute is a program that takes elementary students through three years of leadership development in the areas of inclusion, non-violent conflict resolution, and peer support listening.

The young leaders begin the program when they are in grade 4 or 5. Each year they attend a very full experiential four-day leadership institute with students from 4 to 5 other schools in their area. Teams of 8-10 students attend with lead teachers from their school. When they return to school, they take leadership in a variety of ways. Their first project is to present student-led workshops to the students at their school. When the workshops have finished, they work together with the lead teachers from their school to design and implement other projects. 

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Fun and effective workshops that incorporate music, drama and games for students, teachers and parents. 

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