2021 Emerging Leaders Summer Academy

Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, July 2, 2021

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Young Adult – On Campus or Virtual Participation

The Creative Journey as a Force for Growth, Change, and Discovery

This exciting 3-week class helps students tap into their creative sides through choosing Skillshare’ s project-based classes where learning by doing is the best way to gain new skills and expanded artist awareness, expression, learning and application.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. The quality of the content on Skillshare is solid, with award-winning logo designers, famous TED-talk presenters, and leaders from top companies like Google, Spotify, and Github all teach courses on Skillshare.

Student Experiential Benefits

  • Most Skillshare courses utilize a bite-sized, project-based approach to learning.
  • Every course has a project, designed to help you learn by doing.
  • Skillshare has an active community of students, so you can check out what other students are creating for their projects and get inspiration.
  • Learn and gain experience in some essential skills needed to advance their careers, improve their lives, and pursue the work they love.

Strategies for a Richer Life: Reason Critically, Live Creatively, Choose Freely

Do you believe that you have not fulfilled your potential or life expectations? Having these kinds of internal doubts can get overshadowed by a personal sense of meaning and purpose in life.

This class introduces you on how to become a true thinker and live a successful and richly satisfying life. Developing this kind of internal focus and clarity helps you to navigate an otherwise confusing world of information overload, hyperstimulation, and instant gratification.

Core Learning Concepts include:

  • Increasing personal freedom by liberating yourself from debilitating constraints.
  • Distinguish between believing, knowing, and truth
  • Attacking problems and life obstacles logically and overcoming self-destructive habits.
  • Improving your relationships by becoming a better communicator- and listener.

At the end of the course, each student will develop and share their personal plan of meaning that defines how they choose to live a successful and richly satisfying life.

Fun Summer Adventure Day Trip Activities!

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Ahh! Phoenix summers mean there is nothing quite like a visit to the water park to beat the summer heat. Hurricane Harbor Phoenix has the tallest slides, best group rides, wave pools, and quiet areas to not only enjoy a day full of fun, but also keep you cool and comfortable as the temperature starts to rise. Our group will have most of the day to max out their energies.

Wilson Canyon Midgely Bridge Trail

Wilson Canyon and the Midgely Bride Trail is just north of Sedona, and is a kind of locals only trail that leads to what is known as the “Mini-Slide Rock”, a lesser used section of Oak Creek Canyon with well-marked trails.

The trail is approximately 2 miles round trip and is rated easy outside of some short, steep parts. The portion we will use begins by accessing a tunnel under HWY 89A which takes our group to Oak Creek where we can lay on the flat rock surfaces, listen to the sounds of the water, hike the trails, swim, boulder hop, wade in knee deep water, stack stone cairns, and sit under the trees- all while surrounded by some of the most beautiful red rock sandstone formations in the world!

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In-person and virtual programs for high school students and young adults with Autism, ADHD, LD, & NVLD

Please connect with LDI’s Admissions Team or call us directly at 623-773-1545 to learn more about the program and start the application process.

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