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Young Adults


In our diverse and interreligious culture, how do we have an impact on our communities, our families, and our work places?

Leaders need skills in order to create change and organize their communities. The Middle Project Leadership Initiative provides experiential education on strategic ways to create a more just society. It grounds young leaders in spiritual practices that sustain the work of social justice and community building.

Young adults dream out loud of a better world, and the resources to make it happen. There is a deep yearning for connection, for a spiritual energy, and for mentoring on the way to a healed world. This is a space for progressives who may be Muslim, Jewish, Christian, or interreligious to claim the ethics of their belief system as a resource for the work of making change.

We will focus on the following core learning:

  • Leadership Styles and Building the Team
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Empowerment
  • Negotiating Difference and Conflict
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Change
  • Race, Class, Culture and the Dynamics of Identity, Power, and Privilege
  • Leading with Vision for a Just Society
  • The Roots of a Progressive Faith Tradition
  • Social Media and Ethical Leadership in the Public Square

To read more details about the curriculum from past years, click here. The Middle Project has previously graduated three classes of young emerging leaders in 2010, 2013, and 2015. For more information, please email our Director of Communications, Christina Fleming, c.fleming@middleproject.org.