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Welcome to the Leadership Division!

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Creating tomorrow's leaders through character development, mentoring, core values, good decision making, developmental assets, and internship opportunities with continued community support. YFD is also proud to offer the Chattanooga Ambassadors Program (CAP), developing tomorrow's leaders.

In August of 2013, Mayor Andy Berke and the Chattanooga City Council passed a progressive budget that included funding to address the needs of youth in the Chattanooga area. The resources will be applied to the growth and development of 50 youth, ages 16-18. The CAP proposal recommended funding to strengthen education and literacy rates, provide career and leadership development, and to help youth learn the process for good decision making.

CAP is providing participating youth with the following opportunities to address critical needs:

· Work Experience (Part-time Employment)
· Job Training
· Career Exploration2013 CAP LOGO
· Internships
· Leadership Training
· College Tours
· Workshops/Classes
· Assessments/Testing
· Personal Mentoring
· Tutoring
· Personal Success Planning
· Industry Tours
· Soft Skills Training
· Homework Help
· Reading Enhancement
· Team Building
· Guidance & Counseling
· Personal & Social Development
· Peer Interaction
· Youth Engagement (A Voice)
· Social Services
· Community Service Projects and more...

CAP participants will meet at their area Youth & Family Development Center to complete activities and to give back to the community. CAP participants are expected to conduct community service projects throughout the city and to demonstrate leadership in all that they endeavor. For those reasons, we consider the CAP experience an introduction to leadership and life.

For more information on the CAP program, or how you can help volunteer, please contact Gary Rudlolph at 643-6085. 



leadership@chattanooga.gov (423-643-6085)

501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)

Lurone "Coach" Jennings


Yolanda Johnson
Executive Assistant
Email: yjohnson@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-6402
(423) 643-6437 (fax)


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