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MAP Leadership Academies

The MAP Adult Leadership Academy began in 2009 as a way to get residents in Monrovia an educational opportunity to learn about how local government operates, how to be a leader in your neighborhood, and how to stay active in the community through building valuable relationships with other members in the community. You can be a resident, business owner, or even someone from another City wanting to learn about different ways to incorporate ideas into your community - it does not matter because we invite everyone to come out and be a part of our Monrovia Area Partnership Team!

After the 7 weeks of learning and building relationships, a graduation will be held in front of City Council to honor your accomplishment of officially becoming a MAP Leader. What does it mean to be a MAP Leader? It means that you are a key component and value to our community because your responsibility is to help keep other members of the community informed of what is happening in town and to provide resources or simply answer a question, This is a great opportunity to practice your inner leader and lead by example for those in your neighborhood, your community, your work, EVERYWHERE!

**Academies are hosted annually in September through October once a week for seven (7) weeks. Keep an eye out for registration in early June!**

Adult Leadership Academy

The MAP Adult Leadership Academy was formed to educate our residents about City Government and how it functions, to provide leadership skills and resources to assist them in becoming connected and active in the community. To be part of positive solutions.  This academy is held annually and provides graduates with a solid foundation of knowledge to jump-start their work in the community. Many MAP graduates (MAP Neighborhood Leaders) have and/or are currently serving in the community in various roles in their neighborhoods, in various organizations, on boards and commission and City Council. Today, our MAP Adult Leadership Academy boasts over 250+ graduated adult leaders and you can be one of those - join us in the positive change! 

Youth Leadership Academy

The MAP Youth Leadership Academy is an opportunity for those in grades 6-12 gain education, skills, and resources that will help prepare them for the outside world and to be a leader in that world. The first step towards being an exceptional leader is by taking advantage of opportunities like this to learn different ways to be a better version of yourself. A version that can reflect unto others and make a positive impact throughout the community and world! This free opportunity is held annually from September to October for eight consecutive Wednesdays and gives youth a chance to get out of their shells; practice public speaking, learn about their local government, how to be a leader, the importance of volunteering, building their resumes, practicing mock interviews, and what to expect upon High School graduation. MAP Youth Leadership Academy graduates become MAP Leaders - key component of our Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) program. We consider ourselves a family, so join us on this wonderful journey in becoming the best leader you can be!

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