Soul of the City Youth Leadership Program
Our annual Soul of the City youth leadership program uses the city of Washington and its unique neighborhoods and culture as a classroom.
Soul of the City
Each year, in partnership with the Summer Youth Employment Program, we take a group of 20-30 young people on a vacation to their own city! Students take neighborhood tours, meet with scholars, interview residents, take photographs, and create a final video project documenting the entire experience. Each Soul of the City program is a little different, but by the end all participants:
- Gain a new understanding of DC and their role in the city
- Learn about DC’s local, national, and international dimensions
- Gain practical skills in technology, project management, and new media
- Learn how to be leaders and work as part of a team
HumanitiesDC is honored to announce that the The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded $40,000 to HumanitiesDC for two Summer Soul of the City Programs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative. The programs will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning work in journalism, arts and letters, and music. Soul of the City participants will engage with local Pulitzer Prize –winning journalists to discuss the values these disciplines represent as well as to learn journalism skills.