The Kansas Youth Leadership Academy is conducting a series of high school and middle school seminars for the 2005-20006 academic year.
KYLA is a statewide, comprehensive program from Fort Hays State University's Center for Civic Leadership. It is designed to promote youth leadership development and aims to provide young people with strong character, moral values, civic attitude and an educational experience that develops leadership.
Their seminars are held in four different areas of the state. Each includes a full day of instruction on various topics. Emphasis is placed on leadership concepts, integrity, team dynamics, effective communication and diversity appreciation. Participants will have the chance to learn important leadership functions in a fun, hands-on environment.
The first two of the eight seminars were held in northwest Kansas on Sept. 13 and Sept. 15. KYLA is offering alternative dates for those who were unable to attend. The high school seminar is on Oct. 17 and the middle school seminar is on Oct. 19.
Northeast Kansas will hold the next two seminars for middle school students on Oct. 4 and high school students on Oct. 5 at Kaw Area Technical School in Topeka.
The cost to attend is $40 per student -- sponsors are also welcome for an additional $20. The deadline to register for the northeast Kansas seminars is Sept. 23 and the northwest seminars on Oct. 7.
Registration is available online by visiting the KYLA Web site at www.developingleaders.org or by contacting the KYLA office at 785-628-5399.