Championing those who champion our youth
Strengthening future leaders of youth-serving organizations across the Bay Area.
Youth Development Fellows Program (YDFP)
The Youth Development Fellows Program (YDFP) is a leadership program designed to give emerging nonprofit professionals in youth development the skills, knowledge, and network to accelerate positive change.
- Leadership tools focused on the following competencies: communication, collaboration, self-awareness, critical thinking, and empowered professionalism
- Sharing each seminar with like-minded individuals passionate about youth development and the nonprofit sector
- Building a network by interviewing and connecting with experienced leaders within the nonprofit sector
- Completion of a group project that will be a value add to you and your work (past projects include: an introductory diversity, equity, and inclusion training for youth; an ideal youth development worker candidate profile and a “Self-Care Toolkit for nonprofits).
- Enhanced leadership skills through exposure to and practice with a broad range of leadership tools and concepts;
- Increased understanding of the nonprofit ecosystem;
- A strong network of nonprofit leaders that transcends organizational boundaries; and
- Greater confidence to understand, analyze, and address leadership challenges.
Nonprofit professionals with at least three years of work experience who have the following experiences and characteristics:
- Have lead a team or initiative within a youth-serving organization in the Bay Area
- Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to grow leadership skills
- A passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities
- Commitment to attend all sessions and participate fully
“Coro encouraged me to stretch myself and become a more confident leader. I learned how to be more comfortable in my own skin, and that leadership is an art form that takes patience and practice over time. Through deep reflection and self-awareness, we have the ability to transform into the leader that we were meant to be. We are always evolving so the art of being a leader is ever-changing and requires continuous learning. Coro helped me reflect on my personal leadership and now I help college students discover who they are as leaders.”
Program Manager at UC Berkeley Public Service Center,
Coro Youth Development Fellows Program Class of 2016