Teen Programs

Leadership Rockland is a partner in two programs that are offered to high school students that are off-shoots of the Leadership Rockland program.

Teen Leadership Rockland is a leadership development program for sophomore level high school students. The program connects students with leadership potential with peers and community leaders through interactive seminars.

Teen Leadership Rockland is a condensed version of the full Leadership Rockland program. This program is a joint venture of Leadership Rockland and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Cornell Cooperative administers the program through its 4-H Youth Development Program.  The Leadership Rockland Board of Directors works in conjunction with CCE, and the vast majority of presenters and coordinators for the individual program days come from the Leadership Rockland program.

This program is open to all Rockland County sophomore level high school students who are interested in developing leadership skills to make contributions to their schools and communities while preparing for college and future careers. No current leadership experience is required; a demonstrated ability to take initiative and a commitment to learning are equally important to the members of the Selection Committee.

For complete information, including brochure and application, visit http://rocklandcce.org/youth/teen-leadership-rockland

Public Speaking Academy

Public Speaking Academy is a joint venture of Leadership Rockland and Dominican College. Through this program’s interactive workshops that utilize the latest technology, students will learn:

  • Who’s listening: knowing your audience
  • Organizational skills: arranging information
  • Reducing fear of public speaking and controlling nervousness
  • How the body and eyes communicate: engaging the audience
  • Power of the voice
  • Helpful links for effective speaking
  • Developing visual aids to support topics
  • Crafting and presenting informative and persuasive speeches
  • Participating in a class debate

Public Speaking Academy is open to all junior and senior level high school students. These workshops are designed to help you improve your presentation skills and feel comfortable speaking in front of other people.

To apply for the PSA, download the brochure below, and return the registration form found on page 2.

Download PSA brochure