What is the Young Leaders Academy? 


The Young Leaders Academy is a program designed to provide a structure, which young people aged 11+ can follow to help them develop as leaders within the gymnastics environment. The program encourages leaders to complete five different topic areas at 3 different levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold). The programme has five module areas to complete:

• MY Learning: Leaders are tasked with completing several different courses, both generic and sport specific.

• MY Development: Leaders are tasked with identifying a mentor and learning from shadowing and working alongside them.

• MY Volunteering: Leaders are tasked with volunteering their time at local, regional, and national level events, this could also include meetings.

• MY Future: Leaders are tasked with producing a short- and long-term development plan and working towards completing their goals.

• MY Projects: Leaders are tasked with identifying, planning, and running a project which benefits their club/community.

There are many benefits associated with following the MY Leadership Academy programme; some of these benefits are listed below:
• Improve your CV and enhance UCAS/college/job applications
• Have fun and make new like-minded friends
• Give something back to your club and the community
• Learn new skills, including project management, judging, coaching, fundraising and event organisation
• Meet new people and make lasting connections
• Develop personal, social and professional skills
• Gain references and support for your future development
• Cultivate mentoring skills
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