Illinois Leadership Seminars is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to make a difference and teach life-long leadership skills to high school students in Illinois who demonstrate a spark of leadership. We encourage leadership development by:
Leaders participate in team-building activities, community service, a talent showcase, small group discussions; listen to motivational speakers and panels of key leaders from various industries and much more.
We encourage leadership development through emphasis on personal responsibility, volunteerism, increased awareness of social and community issues, and an open-minded analysis of all sides of an issue when making decisions.
ILS is accredited by the National Society for Youth Leadership (NSYL)
Get excited! Our next alumni meeting will be a big one! We will be having elections for the 2017-2018 Alumni Board as well as discussing other things ILS. The meeting portion of the afternoon will be from 12:30-3:30 pm. Then, for those who wish to participate, we will be having a movie night from 4:00-9:00 pm. The movie night is completely optional, but it is always a great time to bond with some ILSers. Anyone under 21 attending the meeting must bring a signed one-page consent form. In addition, we ask that anyone staying for the movie night (even those over 21) bring $10 in order to cover the cost of food. Whatever money left over will count as a donation to ILS! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask anyone on the alumni board. We hope to see you there!
We pride ourselves on "Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Illinois Youth!" The flagship seminar is where that happens! We are proud to offer one sophomore student from every high school across the state of Illinois a free, three-day seminar to grow as a person, a leadder, and most importantly as themselves.
We wish every student in Illinois could experience our flagship seminar, we really do! Unfortunately, that would be impossible for us to pull off. We understand that there are other students who are just as qualified as the Leaders who attend our Flagship Seminar and we wanted to help them out! That's where the idea of an iLead (llinois Leadership Enhancement and Development) started!
An iLead is a one day seminar that is open to high school students of all grades (as opposed to our Flagship Seminar which is only open to sophomores). It is planned, staffed and ran by our alumni. That means that students who attend an iLead are getting the best experience possible; after all, if the people who are planning the iLead attended our Flagship Seminar, the iLead should resemble its content pretty closely!
Adviser to the Board