HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Department of Leadership Studies will host the Kansas Youth Leadership Camp on the FHSU campus from June 13-15, 2002.
"Leaders in Progress 2002," an educational camp, is designed for high-school age students and promotes leadership development.
Camp participants will learn teambuilding, goal setting, decision-making, collaborating, problem solving, creativity and communication skills.
The leadership camp will also feature motivational speakers, one of which will include Keith Nord, leadership development specialist and former NFL Minnesota Viking's football player. Nord will present students with leadership exercises based on real-life situations. "Leaders in Progress" will also feature Gov. Bill and Linda Graves, the first family of Kansas.
Gail Kuehl, owner of McDonald's of Hays, Russell and WaKeeney, has been an instrumental leader in introducing leadership development to Hays High School and will be speaking at the conference. Dr. Curt Brungardt, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies at FHSU, has been practicing leadership education for 15 years in K-12, college and corporate leadership education and training.
Ron Alexander, director of the Governor's Center for Teen Leadership, will also be speaking for KYLC. The Governor's Center for Teen Leadership was created 10 years ago to provide leadership training for middle and high school students throughout Kansas.
The Governor's Center has been provided comprehensive funding, which has been successful in reaching Kansas youngsters with youth leadership training. In 1999, the program was cut and no other Kansas entity has replaced this statewide program until this point.
The leadership camp will also introduce students to leadership-training sessions and a leadership counselor available for each student 24 hours a day. At the end of the session, students will also be presented with a participation certificate stating their accomplishment of having attended the camp.
Financial resources are also being sought to assist with this major event. This sponsorship helps to keep student registration fees low.
Early-bird registration for the event will cost students $99 and must be postmarked by May 1. Regular registration is $129 and must be submitted by June 7.
A printable application and additional information about the event can be obtained at the KYLC Web site at: www.fhsu.edu/camps/kylc/.