Schedule – High School Achievers Program

Delhi (June 2018)

 
The YLAC High School Achievers program is a summer boot camp. Designed as a mix of exercises, lectures, group work and field visits, the program presents a unique platform for students to develop their critical thinking skills and hone their leadership potential. It also gives them an opportunity to apply their learning by working directly on live projects for partner organizations.

The program is divided into two modules: Module I (YLAC sessions) and Module II (two week live project supervised by YLAC). Module I sessions will be held at Zorba the Buddha on the Mehrauli Gurgaon Road and Module II sessions at a co-working space in South Delhi, with some travel to the office/ project site of the allocated partner organization. Interested candidates can opt for either Module I or Module I and II together.

The detailed schedule can be accessed below. To read more about the content covered in the different sessions, please click here.
 

Module I
Module II

 

Date Theme Sessions
3rd June

(Sunday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Identity and Privilege Session 1:

1. Introductions

2. Rules for creating a safe space for respectful/judgement free communication

3. Discovering yourself through identity maps

 

Session 2:

1. Privilege walk

2. What if you were someone else?

3. Have you read Gandhi’s talisman?

4th June

(Monday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Equality and Justice Session 3:

1. Disparities around us and their origins

2. Poverty

3. Equality and justice – the concepts

 

Session 4:

1. Theories of justice

2. Policies that attempt to promote these ideals

FIELD VISIT – Tuesday, 5th June
6th June

(Wednesday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Democracy, Constitution and the Government Session 5:

1. Government, its origins and forms

2. Three pillars of democracy – Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

3. Three tiers of government – Centre, State and Municipal

 

Session 6:

1. External speaker: The role of the government in shaping society

2. Channels of communication with the government

BREAK – Thursday, 7th June
8th June

(Friday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Tools of Advocacy Session 7:

1. Case studies

2. The power of information in advocacy

 

Session 8:

1. Building a story of SELF, US and NOW (Marshall Ganz)

2. Tools of social media

9th June

(Saturday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Businesses and social good Session 9:

1. Do businesses only make profit?

2. Potential benefits of capitalism – does it move the society forward?

3. Introducing the concept of markets and efficiency

 

Session 10:

1. Case studies

2. Do markets ever fail?

3. What lessons does economics hold for policy makers?

10th June

(Sunday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Group dynamics and Leadership Session 11:

1. Working in teams

2. Why do some teams deliver and others don’t?

 

Session 12:

1. What is your leadership style?

2. Channelizing your energy to drive change

11th June – 15th June

(Monday – Friday)

Venue: South Delhi

Live Project Elements:

1. Remote collaboration

2. Two co-working sessions

3. One field visit

BREAK – Saturday & Sunday, 16th & 17th June
18th June – 22nd June

(Monday – Friday)

Venue: South Delhi

Live Project Elements:

1. Remote collaboration

2. Two co-working sessions

3. One field visit

BREAK – Saturday, 23rd June
24th June

(Sunday)

10 am – 5 pm

Venue: Zorba the Buddha

Reflections, culminations Session 13:

1. Debrief on project work

 

Session 14:

1. Reflections on learnings and new perspectives

2. Closing: Thoughts on how we can stay engaged with the communities that we live and work in

Program ends