Based on fifteen years of work with teens and the adults in their lives, Youth Leadership identifies the three major stages of adolescent leadership development. It outlines practical, tactics for developing leadership skills through experiences at home, school, community, and work. Josephine van Linden and Carl Fertman provide flexible strategies that can be used with adolescents in any program and in varied settings, and offer diagrams, tables, and charts to clarify recommendations and processes. From teachers and principals to directors of community programs and religious institutions, anyone interested in developing leadership in young people will find Youth Leadership to be a rich source of information and guidance, and an invaluable tool for nurturing the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
JOSEPHINE VAN LINDEN is director of the Leadership DevelopmentNetwork at Carlow College in Pittsburgh.
CARL I. FERTMAN is an associate professor of education at theUniversity of Pittsburgh.
"Josephine van Linden and Carl Fertman are masters in the area ofyouth leadership development. They have written a book that can beused by educators, youth service providers, and directors of youthgroups of religious organizations...any adult who wants help inguiding and partnering with young people. Adults will learn how tonurture, reinforce, and celebrate behaviors that will allow youngpeople to tap into their inherent roles as leaders." ----SheilaDrummond-Hughes, Communities in Schools
"This book will help adults remove the barriers, partner withyouth, and together unleash the enormous potential that ALL youngpeople have--to the benefit of our communities." ----Richard J.Sauer, president and CEO, National 4-H Council
"A thorough assemblage of critical ingredients for consideration inplanning curriculum and programs to promote leadership skills inyouth." ----Rosalind Chivis, school administrator, PhiladelphiaPublic Schools, and former mentor for the National Society forExperiential Education leadership development program
"This book challenges secondary educators and community leaders tobroaden their perception of leadership and to develop inclusivestudent leadership programs that cater to the individual strengthsof today's youth." ----Robert A. Lewis, Jr., instructional teacherleader, Pittsburgh Public Schools
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