Thursday, September 18, 2014

Youth Leadership Council News

The Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council (YLC) has started for the 2014-15 School Year. Van Buren County will have five YLC groups this year; Harmony Junior High, Harmony Senior High, Van Buren 7th, Van Buren 8th, and Van Buren High School. Between these five groups there are over 130 students signed up to be a part of this youth led organization.

Students will be discussing the issues that they want to address this year as a part of YLC; they will decide the activities to address these issues as well as a large community project that will occur in the county with the assistance of the SAFE Coalition. The youth are excited and have a variety of ideas for projects and activities that they would like to implement to make a difference.

The youth who have signed up for the program will take part in a Youth Training on October 1st at the Roberts Memorial Center in Keosauqua. The youth will learn about leadership skills, how to identify the problems in their community and address them. They will also have the opportunity to get to know all of the other members of YLC and enhance their team building skills through a variety of activities.

If you know a middle or high school student who is interested in Youth Leadership council is it not too late to join. They can attend any meeting or stop by the YLC office to get signed up.  For more information about Youth Leadership council you may contact or 319-293-6412

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