Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Introducing your Future Leaders

By Debbie Emery

Leadership learning is not just for adults! The Volunteer Center of Bergen County recently hosted a two-day Youth Leadership Institute for students entering 8, 9, and 10 grade this coming September.

21 eager and interested teens spent June 27 and 28 exploring civic engagement and their role in creating a culture of leadership for young people.  These students were from schools all over Bergen County and began as strangers but left as new friends.  The Volunteer Center’s Youth Leadership Institute delivers an interactive curriculum featuring a challenging series of lessons and exercises including community needs analysis, goal setting, team building, project planning, decision making, and other dynamic leadership skills

Despite warm temperatures, the energy and resourcefulness of young people kept the two days full of fun, action and a wonderful spirit of community. 

View more pictures from the training here.

For more information on this program and other training opportunities at the Volunteer Center, contact Debbie Emery at or 201-489-9454, x118.

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