Summer camp teaches teens to be leaders

Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp
Michigan Youth Leadership Training Camp

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) While some teens spend their summer hanging at the beach and spending time with their friends, the teens of the Michigan Youth Leadership Training (MIYLT) camp spend their time learning how to be better leaders in their schools and communities. MIYLT is an intensive week-long training camp that gives teen leaders the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills through interactive workshops, simulations, and community service.

The Michigan Youth Leadership Training camp is open to teen leaders in grades nine through 12. The teens of the MIYLT undergo a series of hands-on workshops and simulations that allow them to better understand who they are as leaders, working with others, morals and ethics, diversity, and social change. The students work to develop a “take-it-home” project that will be implemented in their own school or community following camp.

“MIYLT is a great opportunity for local teen leaders to enhance their leadership abilities through hands on experiences,” said Deb Wagner, MIYLT Camp Director.

With MIYLT only costing $20 to attend, it is a low-cost option for local teens to continue evolving their leadership skills through new and differentiated experiences. To learn more about MIYLT, check out miylt.org.

State Farm is the Key Sponsor of MIYLT through its nationwide Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grant – geared at being a good neighbor by building better, safer, and educated communities. The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company grant focuses on areas including safety, education, and community development. The 2017 grant applications will be available beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016. Grant amount requested must be $5,000 or more.

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