"I believed leadership was for those who never had a problem in their past. This week got me to believe anybody can become a leader."
"Northeast Denver Leadership Week has made me more confident in myself. Now I know that I have what it takes to help my community."
"My experience in Northeast Denver Leadership Week has made me a better leader - it has inspired me to advocate for myself and step outside my comfort zone."
"We didn’t just sit down in a classroom and talk about leaders; we got to see them doing their jobs."
"After going on Northeast Denver Leadership Week, I believe that I have what it takes to be a leader. I learned how to take charge in my education and my future."
You're eligible to attend if you’re currently in grade 9, 10 or 11 and live or go to school in Northeast Denver.
Applications opening December 2017
Northeast Denver Leadership Week (NDLW), founded by Councilman Chris Herndon, offers high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to connect with civic and industry leaders throughout Denver. The program’s goal is to grow the next generation of leaders by educating students about careers in leadership and inspiring and motivating them to pursue such roles in their own careers.
Our programming consists of a week-long series of site visits and personal meetings with leaders who are finding success and driving change in Denver. NDLW is free for all participants, and lunch is provided each day.
The Urban Farm at Stapleton
Museum of Nature & Science
City and County Building
Denver Police Academy
Denver Fire Academy
Denver County Jail
Mental Health Center of Denver Dahlia Campus
Junior Achievement's Finance Park
Young Professionals Panel
University of Colorado Denver
End of Week Celebration