The Youth Leadership Development Instituteâ€™s Participatory Citizenship Project offers twenty-five eleventh graders from public, private, and home schools located throughout Ulster County an empowerment opportunity to develop life connections that will not only assist them in their career development but will also increase their civic leadership knowledge and commitments. The Institute seeks to bring youth training and access into leadership and decision-making roles necessary for participatory citizenship within their own communities. UlsterCorps is committed to supporting youth involvement in the community and in its organization. We are currently mentoring two students from Rondout Valley High School. They are actively involved on our Steering Committee planning and organizing our first fundraising event.