The Impact Leadership Academy (ILA) is a collection of programs and opportunities open to aspiring leaders, who are regularly attending and engaged with City Impact’s core faith programming.
Purpose/Vision: Our goal is to see youth empowered through understanding of their talents and strengths and equipped to be servant leaders in their community.
Basic Program Requirements
Make an impact at ILA
A group of students that come together around a mutual interest to build leadership skills and serve their community.
- Social Justice
Additional Requirements: 6th – 12th grade. Must fill out Leadership Team Application and be selected for a team. (If space on a team is full student will be on a waitlist)
Time commitment: Sundays from 5:30-6:30 pm
Strengths for Life 1-1 Mentoring
Selected students will be matched with an adult in the community who they would meet with outside of City Impact programming. There are two mentoring tracks, College and Career Mentoring or Interest Based Mentoring.
Additional Requirements: 3rd – 12th grade. Approval through mentoring match up process.
Time commitment: Meet at least once a month for a minimum of 12 months.
Bible Club Leaders
ILA students who come to BC each Tuesday and serve younger students as small group leaders and kitchen and GFG helpers.
Additional Requirements: 6th – 12th grade. Must have recommendation from classroom leader that student has the maturity to work with younger kids and complete training.
Time commitment: Every Bible Club Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
ILA Co-ed Bible Study
For students who want to go deeper into a study of God’s word. Great for students who are considering going to Higher Ground Leadership Camp or who want to lead a study on their own at home or at school. Also for students who are small group leaders for older grades at Bible Club (3rd-5th).
Additional Requirements: 6th – 12th grade.
Time commitment: TBD
Youth Leadership Council
A select group of students who want to take on more responsibility and ownership of City Impact programs. They will help with decision-making, provide support to classroom leaders and help with events. Students will be “elected” by their classmates.
Additional Requirements: 8th – 12th grade. Must fill out YLC application and be voted in by TBC students.
Time commitment: First ILA Sunday of the Month 4:00 – 5:00 pm
City Impact Youth Board Member
Each year two students will be invited to participate on the City Impact Board. Terms will be for 1-2 years and students will get experience in leadership from a board level on how organizations are run. They will be asked to speak from a youth perspective on our organization that will provide valuable context to our programs.
Additional Requirements: 9th – 12th grade. Must fill out application and be able to make board meetings.
Time commitment: 6 Board meetings a year (on Monday evenings)
Trained volunteer coaches will be matched with an ILA student to help them discover and develop their personal strengths and talents. The sessions will be 30 minutes and focus on building self-awareness, talking about the results of different assessments and setting goals.
Additional Requirements: 4th – 12th grade, go through process to be matched with coach.
Time commitment: TBD
Each summer ILA students lead the younger Bible Club students in Challenge Circles, a fun hour of games and cheers designed to share the love of Jesus with kids! We have 4 teams of kids, with at least 2 Challenge Circle Coaches for each. It’s a great way to serve and love the younger students in our program and the neighborhood.
Additional Requirements: 7th – 12th grade. Must complete training sessions prior to C.C. starting.
Time commitment: Tuesdays during June and July from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (approx.)