Our work with the Tom Skinner Campus Ministry Noonday Prayer at Howard University and the Automotive Technology program at Ballou Senior High, a Washington DC inner-city school, allows us to train the next generation of youth leaders.
Ballou Automotive Technology Center
Skinner Leadership Institute supports a job skills, character development, and youth development program at Ballou Senior High School, located in Washington DC. The program provides automotive training, life skills, jobs, and scholarships to high-risk teens. Through the Ballou Automotive Technology Program, students have received paid internships during the school year, summer job readiness training at area wide automotive dealerships, and college scholarships for those who complete the program. As of 2016, over 61 of the program graduates are attending or have attended college, both two and four year. Eleven (11) program graduates are working full-time with automotive dealers as highly skilled automotive technicians. In response to the growing number of fatalities caused by distracted teenage drivers, Toyota also provided a teen driving safety program. With a 30% unemployment rate among urban youth, the Ballou Automotive Scholarship Program guarantees that students are job ready when they graduate. Skinner Leadership Institute is pleased to provide coordination between Toyota, Ballou High School, and DC Public Schools.
Tom Skinner Campus Ministry
We continue to support the work by students on the campus of Howard University. In the past, Skiner Farm was provided as a place of retreat for student leaders and leadership meetings. Today, the campus ministry continues to thrive and each week students are challenged to become leaders who make a difference.