It's Time to Sparkle and Shine

Talented Youth Development, Inc. (TYDI) is pleased to announce “Sparkle,” a new leadership program for girls entering middle and high school from the Village of Valley Stream.  This program is designed to engage, improve, and empower a young girl’s life.  This opportunity is open to female students who are leaders or have the potential to become a leader with a little help.
The purpose of this program is to develop and enhance participant’s leadership qualities, encourage volunteerism, and self-pride while exposing the participants to philanthropy, etiquette workshops, the arts and educational opportunities.   Applicants must submit a letter of interest, academic letter of reference from a school counselor, school administrator, or teacher, and a letter of reference from a mentor or an individual who knows the applicant well.  All materials should be submitted by April 15, 2011 to Sparkle c/o Talented Youth Development, Inc., P.O. Box 293, Valley Stream, NY 11582.
Once all of the materials have been submitted, applicants are invited to an open meeting where applicants are informed of the goals and activities of the program and to ensure that it aligns with their own morals, values, goals, and lifestyle.
After the open meeting, applicants are then invited to file an application for membership which begins the induction/installation process into Sparkle.  If you have any questions, please send them to

Kimberly Thomas
Executive Director
Talented Youth Development, Inc.