Monday, November 21, 2011

Teens Learn Leadership Skills

13 teens from around the county spent their Teacher’s Convention break honing their leadership skills at the Volunteer Center’s Youth Leadership Institute.

The teens participated in such hands-on experiences as community mapping, a “what if” survival scenario, and team-building activities that involved building towers out of straws and tape.  Each activity was specially designed to help the teens learn to function as teams, to learn about leadership styles and to use their new-found skills to plan service projects that benefit our community.  

The Youth Leadership Insitute is designed to ignite in students the desire for civic engagement and while providing them with the leadership skills they will need to create effective service activities, whether in school, in a group or on their own.  The Institute was originally developed by Prudential Financial and implemented by the Points of Light Foundation. 

For more information on how to plan an institute for your school or youth based group, please contact Debbie Emery, Program Director at or 201-489-9454, x118.

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