Books / Textbooks

Bean, S.M. and Karnes, F.A. Leadership for Students: A Practical Guide for Ages 8 – 18, 2nd Edition.

Boccia, J. A., ed. Students Taking the Lead: The Challenges and Rewards of Empowering Youth in Schools.

Bronznick, Shifra, Goldenhar, Didi, and Linsky, Marty. Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Women in Jewish Organizational Life.

Brown, Erica. Inspired Jewish Leadership.

Charney, Ruth Sidney. Teaching Children to Care.

Delisle, D., & Delisle, J. Growing Good Kids: 28 Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Compassion, and Leadership.

Ellis, J., Small-McGinley, J., & DeFabrizio, L. Caring for Kids in Communities: Using Mentorship, Peer Support, and Student Leadership Programs in Schools.

Hannum, Kelly M. and Hoole, Emily. Tracking Your Development.

Hoerr, Thomas R. School Leadership for the Future: Leading the Independent School.

Hughes, Sandra R., Lakey, Berit M., and Bobowick, Marla J. The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps to Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members.

Kotter, John P. Leading Change.

Lewis, Hal M. From Sanctuary to Boardroom: The Jewish Approach to Leadership.

Lombardo, Michael and Eichinger, Robert. The Leadership Machine. Minneapolis: Lominger, 2000.

—. Eighty-eight Assignments for Development in Place. Greensboro, NC: CCL P, 1989.

MacGregor, M. G. Leadership 101: Developing Leadership Skills for Resilient Youth (Facilitator’s Guide).

MacGregor, M. G. Designing Student Leadership Programs: Transforming the Leadership Potential of Youth.

Marx, J. How to Win a High School Election.

McGuire, John B. and Rhodes, Gary B. Transforming Your Leadership Culture.

van Linden, J. A., Fertman, C. I., & Long, J. A. Youth Leadership: A Guide to Understanding Leadership Development in Adolescents.

Wagner, Tony. The Global Achievement Gap.

Zachary, Lois J. The Mentor’s Guide.

Zenger, John H. and Folkman, Joseph. The Extraordinary Leadership: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders.

Articles / Studies

Cohen, Steven M., J. Shawn Landres, Elie Kaunfer, and Michelle Shain. Emergent Jewish Communities and their Participants: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study.

The Innovation Ecosystem: Emergence of a New Jewish Landscape. LA and NY: Jumpstart, The Natan Fund, and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 2009.

Kaunfer, Elie. “Attracting Young People to Jewish Life: Lessons Learned from Kehilat Hadar.” Jewish Education News (Spring 2005): 1-2.

Landres, J. Shawn. “The Emerging Spiritual Paradigm.” Sh’ma 37/638: 11‐12.

Project Adventure. Youth Leadership in Action: A Guide to Cooperative Games and Group Activities.

Wheatley, M. “Good-bye, Command and Control.” The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership (Vol. 1, 339-347).


Congressional Youth Leadership Council:


Do Something:

Free The Children:


Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership:

Leadership Village:

National Council on Youth Leadership:

National Youth Leadership Council:

National Youth Leadership Forum:

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The Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute:

Youth Leadership Institute:

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Summer 2009