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Module 3.3 – Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program

The Calgary Board of Education and the Aboriginal Education for Area 4 has initiated The Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program.  This program is made up of two sub-programs called the Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative (NAPI) Leadership program and the Dare to Dream Program. The NAPI works with Aboriginal high school students to build leadership skills and the confidence to realize their potential to become leaders of tomorrow.  The Dare to Dream program involves Jr. High students and teaches them about the Canadian justice system and how Aboriginal issues and perspectives are being addressed through it.  Students get the opportunity to participate in a mock trial to explore the idea of a career in the justice system.  Both programs have been created for youth and focuses on self-esteem, relationship building skills and goal setting skills.