Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program Increases Potential Workforce Retention
Jul 11, 2019
The Leadership for Five Seasons Youth Program identifies and selects 40 Cedar Rapids metro area high school students that demonstrate leadership qualities and have a passion for their community. Eight days of in-depth programming acquaints students with community needs, opportunities, problems and resources, while allowing interaction with community leaders, decision makers and each other.
The program is an excellent way to not only develop future leaders but also educate high school students on career opportunities in Cedar Rapids and why the city would make a great landing place after high school or college graduation. Participants were asked to rank their likelihood of considering living in Cedar Rapids after graduation from high school or college before and after participating in the program.
77% increase in amount of LFS Youth survey respondents that rated their likelihood to consider living in Cedar Rapids after graduation from high school or college after participating in the program