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Junior Leadership Program

Junior Leadership Program

The ALA Junior Leader program is a year-round program that gives leaders in-depth training in leadership skills including character traits, problem solving, communication teambuilding, and service. Junior Leaders meet every six weeks with well-trained volunteer facilitators to learn leadership skills and apply them while doing service in the community. Junior Leaders are required to attend each meeting, participate in service activities, and show leadership at home, at school, and in their communities.

Music & Memory Program

Assisting Those With Alzheimer’s

The Junior Leaders have implemented the first Music and Memory program in the Coachella Valley. The program involves developing personalized music playlists for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and traumatic brain injuries.  The personalized music helps the seniors in areas of memory recovery and with a number of difficulties such as depression, isolation, and agitation.  It has also been known to help bring a calming and uplifting environment to aid nursing staff in feeding, and routine care. Beyond all of this, personalized music playlists, like the ones we are creating through Music and Memory, bring joy and comfort to residents.

Junior Leaders committed to providing the time, energy, and materials needed to assist residents at Caleo Bay Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and for residents at Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage.  They have developed relationships with residents using music and their learned leadership and communication skills.  Demand for this program is growing as residents and care providers see the benefits.

2017 – 2018 CALENDAR

April 30th: Registration Meeting
June 4th: Meeting
July 23rd: Meeting
September 10th: Meeting
October 15th: Meeting
December 10th: Meeting
January 14th: Meeting
February 25th: Meeting
March 9th, 10th, 11th:
Youth Leadership “Kick-Off” Conference

Certification Days: Contact Pauline to schedule

July 1st: Certification Day
September 23rd: Certification Day
November 17th: Certification Day
January 6th: Certification Day
February 10th: Certification Day

Junior Leader Testimonials




I have been a Junior Leader for over 7 years. I have learned how to be a better leader and speak or perform in front of large groups of people. It is awesome!

Gabriel Baily

Junior Leader Gabriel, 12 years old

Angel Light Academy has changed my life. They have been with me every step of the way, from learning to read to graduating college to my current career. I cannot thank them enough!

Rafael Luna

Junior Leader Alumni, Director of Sales, Rafael