Leadership Development

Service learning and leadership development are enrichment opportunities that are critical to the goals of the HSSP and include community service projects, youth-led civic engagement work, professional development, and paid work opportunities.

Civic Engagement

PV’s leadership programs help youth connect with their communities via meaningful service learning opportunities, while also building critical 21st century skills that translate to high school, college, and workplace success.

  • Young Positive Agents of Change (YPAC)
  • Youth Council

workforce Development

PV’s workforce programs provide internship experiences that help youth build workplace skills and learn about diverse careers.

  • Project: Watch Out World (WOW)
  • Chicago Youth Service Corp (CYSC)
  • Chicagobility

Civic Engagement


YPAC is a servant leadership training program that engages youth in civic engagement projects that helps them build important 21st-century skills and serve their communities in a meaningful way.

Youth Council

Youth Council prioritizes youth voices and encourages youth to use their ideas and perspectives on problems to devise solutions and impact their communities.

Workforce Development


CYSC provides youth with work experience while also learning about and participating in civic engagement. Youth work in teams throughout the school year and summer to deliver community service projects that improve their neighborhoods.

Project: WOW

Project: WOW will provide high school youth with 30 hours of professional development workshops that will prepare them for paid summer internships with partner employers across diverse industries including STEM, business and finance, social services, and arts/media.

These experiences are meant to help youth gain valuable workplace skills as well as explore potential career interests.


Chicagobility engages 20 youths (ages 14-15) in a project-based service learning program that utilizes the arts to promote civic engagement, community beautification, and safety.