Youth Leader Summer Program

Announcing the Mosaic Project Inaugural Youth Leader Summer Program!

REGISTER for our Game Night and Summer Program Information Session Friday, 4/23 from 6-7 pm.


Mosaic’s Youth Leadership Project provides extensive training in diversity, anti-bias, empathy, and conflict-resolution for young adults who form a vibrant cross-cultural community and serve as mentors for the 4th and 5th graders at Mosaic’s Outdoor Project. The 2021 Summer Program will allow Youth Leaders to gain valuable skills in facilitation, leadership, conflict resolution, and empathy, while building a diverse community of 10-15 students from around the Bay Area. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn wilderness survival skills, hike, swim, and work to help Mosaic. The Summer Program will also train participants to be Youth Leaders at Mosaic’s Outdoor Project. The program will be a combination of in person days and virtual workshops and speaker events.

Desired background

  • Between 15-19 years old (at least going into Sophomore Year of High School)
  • Interest in learning leadership skills.
  • Interest/experience in working with children, especially ages 9-11.
  • Interest/experience in human-relations/diversity/cross-cultural education.
  • Interest/experience in music, theater, and arts & crafts.
  • Certifications in CPR, first aid, and lifeguarding are a plus.
  • Stamina to work long, but rewarding hours.
  • Ability and desire to live and work in a tight-knit, diverse community.
  • Passion for youth development, social justice, and creating peace!

Details and Commitments

  • This program will run from June-August
  • 1 overnight camping trip per month (as covid protocols allow)
  • 1 in-person day per month on our land in Castro Valley
  • 2 virtual events per month
  • Youth Leader Training overnight weekend in August
  • At least one week-long session at the Outdoor School in September or October (as COVID protocols allow)

Application Process

All individuals regardless of work experience will be considered for this program. The first step is to attend the Information Session and Game Night on Friday April 23, from 6-7pm (Register HERE!) After the information session we will reach out to schedule a conversation about your interest in this program. We highly encourage applications from past Youth Leaders and participants as well as those without past experience with the Mosaic Project.

COVID Safety Protocols

The Mosaic Project is committed to a safe and healthy community and will continue to adjust safety protocols in accordance to CDC guidelines.