MARK I (MI) UFSC Emerging Leaders - National Apprentice Challenge is a one (1) year leadership development program designed by Urban Financial Services Coalition to develop future minority leaders in the financial services industry and teach them how to economically empower their communities.
There are five focus areas that minority participants in the program develop through the project based leadership competition: personal leadership skills, financial literacy, business plan preparation, entrepreneurship, and physical fitness. Participants develop these crucial life skills through an intensive 2 ½ classroom training and a series of tele-seminars; developmental heat through an apprentice style group competition and the opportunity to apply the skills learned through the completion of a leadership development projects. The leadership development projects offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and community skills through teaching the principles of the five focus areas. While completing these empowering projects, participants make a difference in their community and empower themselves to new levels of success.