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Youth Leadership Taking Applications



Youth
Leadership Erie County program enhanced by collaboration with Erie 1 BOCES. The
program seeks applicants for the 2009-2010 program.

Youth
Leadership Erie County, the only county-wide youth leadership program is
recruiting for its 2010 class. The program offers sophomores and juniors from
around the county the chance to build a network of other community-minded young
people; directly address community issues and leaders; and become part of a
much larger network of Leadership Buffalo alumni. The new 2010 program, been
enhanced by a collaboration with Erie 1 BOCES, includes a weeklong summer
leadership camp and a service learning project.

The
Youth Leadership program begins in July with the weeklong Summer Challenge Camp
experience. The camp provides a foundation for leadership skills, self-esteem,
community building and empowerment. The program runs throughout the school year
with monthly half day sessions to familiarize the youth leaders with our
community and its leaders. Some topics include economic development,
healthcare, community history and poverty. In addition to the day sessions,
this year’s students will take on a service learning project with adult
advisors from Leadership Buffalo.

Sara
Emhof who is a 1996 graduate of the program and the program coordinator states,
“The program’s main goal is to give our young people a voice in our community.
These young leaders are given access to valuable tools, knowledge, and networks
that can create positive change here in Western New York.”

According
to David Block, a junior at Bennett High School and 2009 graduate,
“Youth leadership has given me the skills and qualities that
I need to stand up and let my voice be heard on what I believe
in. With that in mind, I now have the courage to use these skills to make
change in my community.  We as youth are the future and shall be heard. ” 

Applications
can be found on the website at
www.leadershipbuffalo.org or by calling the
Leadership Buffalo office at 849-2626.

 

ABOUT LEADERSHIP
BUFFALO:

Leadership Buffalo is an independent 501-c3
not – for – profit corporation whose mission is to unite existing and emerging
leaders from diverse backgrounds in order to increase their knowledge of
community issues, broaden their vision, and enhance their collective ability to
lead.  The programs of Leadership
Buffalo include Class Experience, Experience Buffalo, Rising Leaders, and Youth
Leadership Erie County.

 

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