On Saturday morning, June 2, the Innovation Team kicked off Civic Youth.  This summer Youth Leadership Academy pilot program will support 45 students who were admitted into the program after a rigorous application process. In partnership with Empower LA, the i-team created the program  strategically designing the curriculum for six sessions which will take place between June and September. The program includes lectures, interactive exercises, public speaking opportunities, workshops, a service project, a field trip and more.  It will feature some of Los Angeles’ most dynamic civic leaders who will  teach participants with the goal of strengthening their civic leadership skills and providing them with important tools that will enable them to become thoughtful productive leaders who will shape the future of Los Angeles. s.