Leaders of Future Generations (LFG) is a community-based, year-long prevention program for youth and families from the Lancaster County area who exhibit leadership potential. LFG reduces a student’s risk factors by developing individual leadership skills and strengthening personal resiliency. Students grow and become part of a strong community based on trust, respect and understanding.

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Effectiveness
Documented evidence of:

  • increased self-awareness
  • increased positive attitude toward school and community
  • increased leadership skills

Students begin to earn scholarship money toward college based on their attendance, grades and participation in service-learning opportunities.

There are four components of the Future Generations Program

  1. Leaders of Future Generations After School
  2. Youth Leadership Mentors
  3. Kids Kamp
  4. Connections Camp

Leaders of Future Generations After School

Success in the program is achieved through a leadership curriculum, intergenerational mentoring, and service learning.

Risk Factors Addressed:

  • poor social skills
  • lack of engagement in school
  • disengagement from school and community

Skills Built:

  • healthy peer relationships
  • social awareness
  • emotional & self-awareness
  • decision making
  • creativity
  • goal setting
  • leadership skills

Grade Level: 5th-8th grade

Setting: School-based, after school

Format: Three groups per school year; 8-week sessions; 2 days per week

Youth Leadership Mentors

This program for qualified students provides them with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through strengths-based skill development, intergenerational mentoring and service learning. These students become role models for the younger students by demonstrating how to positively interact with peers, navigate high school and become leaders.

Risk Factors Addressed:

  • low self-efficacy
  • negative peer influences
  • disengagement from school and community

Skills Built:

  • leadership
  • serving the community
  • goal setting
  • self-confidence
  • communication
  • time management
  • academic success

Age/Grade Level: 7th-12th grade

Setting: School-based, after school

Format: Regular attendance at Leaders of Future Generations After School

Kids Kamp

**To be eligible for Kids Kamp, students must meet specified criteria and be participants of LFG during the school year.** Kids Kamp is a camping experience that builds on individual growth and increases group bonding. By encouraging students to take healthy risks, the youth challenge what they believe they are capable of and discover their own strength. It is an exciting week full of opportunities to grow, build and strengthen friendships and enjoy nature.

Risk Factors Addressed:

  • low self-efficacy
  • poor social skills
  • poor collaborative skills

Skills Built:

  • self-confidence
  • adaptability
  • collaboration
  • nature appreciation
  • leadership

Grade Level: 5th-12th grade

Setting: Summer camp

Format: 5-day overnight camp in late June

Connections Camp

** To be eligible for Connections, children must be enrolled in Leaders of Future Generations during the school year.** This summer program is based on experiential education. The key component is the “connection” the youth make: both with what their community has to offer them, and how they can give back. Students also explore the possibility of higher education and how they can reach their future goals.

Risk Factors Addressed:

  • lack of college and career exploration opportunities
  • low self-efficacy
  • disengagement from community

Skills Built:

  • community awareness
  • goal setting
  • service learning
  • resiliency
  • collaboration
  • social competency

Grade Level: 5th-12 grade

Setting: Community locations throughout Lancaster City and County

Format: Mondays-Thursdays for 4 weeks in July and August

Contact Anne Schober or Richard Khuu at (717) 299-2831 today to learn more.