Fort Hays State University's Center for Civic Leadership is conducting its third annual Kansas Youth Leadership Camp for middle school and high school students from June 7-11, 2004.
The camp was a huge success last year with 162 middle school and high school youths from across the state attending. This year's theme is "Leading from the Inside Out," which focuses on giving students a foundation from which to lead. The camp will be filled with motivational speakers, numerous leadership skills, training sessions, and a community service project.
Camp dates are June 7-8 for middle school students and June 9-11 for high school students.
Andrew McCrea, who specializes in youth leadership development, will be the keynote speaker at both camps. He has spoken to thousands of students throughout the United States about values and implementing them in their daily lives.
Other speakers include Annette Wiles, the head women's basketball coach at FHSU, and Gail Kuehl, co-owner/operator of McDonald's Restaurants in Hays, Russell and WaKeeney.
The CCL strongly believes in the value of educating young people for leadership roles. The camp will help youth develop the basic leadership skills needed in today?s world. The goal is not only to focus on teaching students to be leaders, but also prepare them to be capable of participating in the process of leadership for the common good.
For more information about the camp, contact the Center for Civic Leadership at (785) 628-5592, e-mail Jill Stafford, instructor of leadership studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kandra Craig, youth development coordinator, at email@example.com. The Web site is www.kylc.org.