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RRHA Welcomes Public Housing Students for Summer Leadership Program

This summer, RRHA welcomes its second cohort of students, ages of 8–18 from each of our public housing communities for the 2nd Annual CEO Youth Leadership and Employment Academy (YLEA). 

Applications are being accepted online for the program which has two sessions, July 11–29, 2022 and August 1–19, 2022. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2022.

“This program provides a wonderful opportunity to our public housing students to get hands-on experience that will benefit them throughout their lives. Additionally, it will help them become future leaders and businesspersons.”

Sheila Hill Christian, RRHA Interim CEO

Last year, 62 students participated, working with RRHA professionals in areas such as administration, office, maintenance, and technical occupations. The students learned a variety of skills including plumbing, landscaping, how to properly make and take telephone calls and messages, send emails, and make copies.

To apply for YLEA 2022, fill out the online application by June 15, 2022.

RRHA’s Resident Services division coordinates the effort. “In addition to the valuable work experience, students also participate in cultural enrichment and social skills building.”

Ralph Stuckey, RRHA Resident Services Director