Leaders of Promise ASEP 

Changing Lives through Education, Shared Experiences, and Exploration 

Emerging Leaders Camp has changed it name to Leaders of Promise. The organization created and implemented intervention and prevention programs to interact with youth. Our mission and vision is one that offers young hope and ways to broaden their horizon in a safe and nurturing environment. As a result, we hope that our enrichment program will change lives, build relationships and future leaders through education, shared experiences, and exploration. Leaders of Promise relies on local businesses and professionals to donate their time and services as volunteers in the classroom.We are in need of sponsorship and contributions from local and national agencies as well as, like-minded organizations to help us reach our program goals and objectives toward a positive outcome. 

Emerging Leadership Class   

The purpose of Emerging Leadership Class is to engage students into intellectual thoughts of culture and issues that affect the community in which they live as ways to find peaceful solutions utilizing the life, death, and teaching of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this program is to nurture, prepare, and equip future leaders ages 6 to 25 years of age and to teach them how to become active leaders in the community. We offer leadership classes and forums to help them grow and develop leadership skills. The only requirement is that members remain active, proactive, and connected with churches, community, and other local organizations. 

The current guidelines were adopted from a former Fresno Pacific University alumnus and noteworthy author Randy Fujisan's book The Nature Speaker (2009). All members are held to the highest standards of integrity, truthfulness, honesty in topics of choice, and levels of research methods. Students must be as thorough as possible when presenting information. Members will have ethical responsibilities to present their findings in a fair and unbiased style.              

All Members must give credit where it is due by citing the sources of the information. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be referred to the Advisers for disciplinary action. Leaders of Promise Camp leadership class was founded on Jesus' greatest commandment, "You shall love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with your entire mind, and with all your strength’ and your neighbor as you love yourself". Mk.12:30, 31 (NIV). Students must choose a topic or area of interest to pursue. 

Hour of Truth Ministry, Inc. is the proud sponsor of Emerging Leaders Camp located  in 13704 Hanford-Armona Road Bldg. A-3 Hanford CA. 93230. After several meetings with neighbors and community leaders, it has been determined that there is a great need for a broad range of community programs. We have met with city officials from Hanford Recreations Department, Women with Visions Unlimited, and School Administrators. Our purpose was to chart a course of action to provide quality services for at risk young adults in the targeted area in Southeast Hanford CA. Many of the children spend a great deal of their leisure time on the streets of Hanford which makes them prime targets for gangs. This systemic action may cause some young adults to become involved in gangs and other criminal activities.   

 

Our short-term goal will be to have 25 to 50 youth enrolled in the program within the next two to three months. Long term goals will be to extend the program within the next 2 to 5 years to others areas of the city. Also, we would like to establish a national model for others states.

Emerging Leaders Camp is a year round After School Enrichment Program that provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way before the family sits down to dinner. Emerging Leaders offers exciting activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier including sports, art activities, and computer exploration. Our After School Enrichment Programs operates in Longfield Center of Hanford, California utilizing age appropriate materials and equipment for students. From the media center to the playground, students spend out of school hours in safe and stimulating environments. Using a curriculum correlated with the state of California Standard Course of Study, Emerging Leaders Camp site coordinators, school administrators, teachers, and local volunteers work together to ensure that their ASEP programs supplement the learning taking place during the school day. Besides academic support, the Emerging Leaders Camp program focuses on the development of students' social skills. Program leaders are respectful and positive toward students and mindful of the importance of appropriate role models. Students are encouraged to develop friendships with schoolmates that, for some, will last many years. 

Leadership Forum 

The community needs leaders like you. What is the Leadership Forum? It is a venue for discussion, debates, and forums. Be able to coordinate events between the class room and community. Students need to be creative and innovative to use different styles of leadership; however all styles are welcome. The objective of the class is to create a very basic set of leadership traits that are generally accepted as values or principles that are assertive and Christ centered as ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program values are confident, having excellent work ethics, must demonstrate  moral standards, humility in attitude, and willingness to compromise in the process of creating a loose structure to allow students to come in and fill the gaps. We will not coach much, but rather give students the opportunity to experience the process of leading. We allow students time for reflection upon completion and keeping journals. Furthermore, the instructors will help students make lists and create finished projects like a resume.
Fujishin, R. (2009). The nature speaker. (6th  ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon.  
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