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Teen LEADS is a program for high school students to learn about local government and public policy. Students analyze community issues and develop new approaches to problem solving. The program is designed to get students involved in their community to become effective community leaders.

The Summer Intensive is open to students who will be attending high school during the 2022/2023 school year.

Session dates: Check back for upcoming sessions

Session times: 9AM - 2PM (please bring lunch)

Location: 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (2nd floor, use side door entrance)

Directions: https://www.bergenvolunteers.org/directions


During the intensive, participants will engage in lessons and activities to strengthen their leadership skills, including communication, team building, problem solving, and more.


In addition to leadership training, we will have guest speakers who will talk about the different ways to get involved in the community. At the conclusion of the program, all participants will be invited to participate in group zoom calls throughout the school year. These calls will give participants the opportunity to share their community involvement, ways they have utilized their leadership skills, collaborate with the group, and ask questions.

Anti-Discrimination and Confidentiality Policies

Bergen Volunteers respect the confidentiality and individual rights of privacy of all Bergen LEADS


Bergen LEADS does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, affectional or sexual orientation, marital or familial status, income, disability or liability for service in the armed forces of the United States.

The success of Bergen LEADS hinges on recruiting a diverse class whose members represent a variety of backgrounds, opinions and experiences. Bergen LEADS is committed to selecting an outstanding class of individuals who are dedicated to Bergen County and who represent the rich diversity of the County through their work, civic activities and personal qualities.

For more information contact Jodi Murphy 201.489.9474 jmurphy@bergenvolunteers.org