We unleash the leadership potential of Illinois youth
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The ILS Experience
Illinois Leadership Seminars is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to make a difference and teach life-long leadership skills to high school students in Illinois who demonstrate a spark of leadership. We encourage leadership development by:
Providing the essential tools and skills for leadership development
Exposing students to a broad spectrum of views and opinions
Creating an open and inclusive environment in which thoughts and ideas may be freely exchanged
Instilling an appreciation for the diversity of the world
Providing on-going support through our alumni group, volunteers and other opportunities
Leaders participate in team-building activities, community service, a talent showcase, small group discussions; listen to motivational speakers and panels of key leaders from various industries and much more.
We encourage leadership development through emphasis on personal responsibility, volunteerism, increased awareness of social and community issues, and an open-minded analysis of all sides of an issue when making decisions.