To keep kids in school by reducing barriers to learning while supporting social and emotional well-being.
~Safe Schools Mohawk Valley
Safe Schools Mohawk Valley
106 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY 13501
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Urban Leadership Institute

 Urban Leadership Institute (ULI)
ULI just wrapped up their week of leadership training.  So far, they've worked on key leadership traits like communication, decision making, teamwork as well as performed a couple of service learning projects by helping to give away school supplies to families in need.  The group photo (pictured left) is from yesterday's Outdoor Adventure Based Learning session at Camp Huntington where participants worked together for two day navigating the challenges of a ropes course and completing a series of leadership based challenges!  We will be graduating over 30 youth this year, making it our largest class yet! Congratulations to all that participated.  To view more photos from this years and past events, please visit our ULI page (CLICK HERE)

What Is It?

A 5-day conference for high school students in Oneida and Herkimer counties designed to empower the next generation of leaders.



The Underground Café Teen Center,

500 Plant St., Utica NY

(transportation is NOT provided)


Reasons to Attend?

  • Develop valuable leadership & team building skills
  • Experience hands on activities
  • Build your resume for college and career
  • Learn how to get involved in your community

Gain a new perspective on the effect you can have on the world.  You’ll leave having made lasting connections with other teens, ideas to explore, and projects to bring back to your school & community.


How Much Does It Cost?

There is no cost to those accepted to the

Urban Leadership Institute

You can be nominated by your school to be a candidate for this scholarship which includes snacks and lunch daily, facility use, supplies and programming!


Where Do I Sign Up?


                       Print the application (below) and return to:

Safe Schools Mohawk Valley

106 Memorial Parkway,

Utica, NY 13501