Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program –
The Connelly Foundation is sponsoring sophomores from Philadelphia-area Catholic high schools to attend the Spirit of America Youth Leadership program. The Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program is a four-day residential conference during which students interact with experts on citizenship, democracy, the judiciary, the political process, and the free enterprise system. The program includes thought-provoking lectures, historical tours, and experiential workshops, all designed to develop leadership skills and deepen an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of engaged citizenship.
Up to 5 scholarships are available for each Catholic high school and cover all costs including program fees. Participants in the Spirit of America program sponsored by the Connelly Foundation will be asked to promote civic responsibility among their fellow students upon returning to school by exercising their leadership skills, offering a good example, and helping to implement a culture of civic engagement at their schools.