Youth Development

Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.massstar.org

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation empowers citizenshinon-profit organization focused on recognizing, teaching, and empowering youth citizenship across our state. We realize young people are our future leaders and, as such, they need exposure to a proactive, concerned citizenship. Our programs give students the tools to create positive change in their own schools and communities.

Main Programs

  1. Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility (MassSTAR)
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Statewide, throughout Masschusetts

ruling year

2008

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Stephanie Nguyen

Co Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Jennifer Coliflores

Keywords

Self-reported

MassSTAR, Youth Leadership, Leadership, Massachusetts

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Also Known As

Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility (MASSSTAR)

EIN

04-2751414

 Number

0864404880

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Leadership Development (W70)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation's central program is MassSTAR (Massachusetts STudents Accepting Responsibility), a three day leadership conference held on a college campus each summer. We invite one sophomore from every Massachusetts-accredited rural, suburban, and inner city high school, both public and private, to participate in an exciting, hands-on learning experience. Student delegates are nominated and chosen by their school principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and advisors, based on their demonstrated and potential leadership ability. For more than twenty-five years, our annual program has reached over 5,000 students. Through a series of panel speakers, group learning activities, and intensive small group discussions, we take these young people and demonstrate to them that they can be proactive leaders in their own communities. These students then take these skills and bring them back to their home school environments. MassSTAR offers all our programs at no cost to students, their families, or their schools, enabling the inclusion of all student nominees, regardless of their social or economic background.

Programs

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Program 1

Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility (MassSTAR)

MYLF's central program is MassSTAR (Massachusetts STudents Accepting Responsibility), a three day leadership conference held on a college campus each summer. We invite one sophomore from every Massachusetts-accredited rural, suburban, and inner city high school, both public and private, to participate in an exciting, hands-on learning experience. Student delegates are nominated and chosen by their school principals, guidance counselors, teachers, and advisors, based on their demonstrated and potential leadership ability. For more than twenty-five years, our annual program has reached over 5,000 students. Through a series of panel speakers, group learning activities, and intensive small group discussions, we take these young people and demonstrate to them that they can be proactive leaders in their own communities. These students then take these skills and bring them back to their home school environments.

MassSTAR offers all our programs at no cost to students, their families, or their schools, enabling the inclusion of all student nominees, regardless of their social or economic background.

Category

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Statewide, throughout Masschusetts

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Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Stephanie Nguyen

Co Principal Officer

Jennifer Coliflores

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stephanie Nguyen

MFS (Massachusetts Financial Services) Investments

Term: Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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