Extreme Youth Leadership to host Leadership camp at Texas A&M University-Texarkana


Young adults are the future of the community, which is why Extreme Youth Leadership, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and Texas A&M University-Texarkana are joining forces to provide quality leadership training to high school students across the region.

Extreme Youth Leadership is a camp geared toward young adults which combines youth networking, activities, skills clinics, keynote speakers, and fun into the best way to teach groups how to improve their community through both planning and teamwork. Participants walk away with new friends, useful skills, a solid action plan, and the motivation to go make a difference.

This four-day energetic and interactive camp for school and community groups serves students in grades 6-12. The camp is designed to create positive change in each individual’s personal growth, as well as develop their skill to implement positive social change in their school and community.

The leadership camp will be hosted at Texas A&M University Texarkana this summer, July 10-13th. Registration for camp will begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday, July 10th.

During the course of these four days participants will partake in different events, such as; Action Planning, a project in which participants will create a campus and/or community improvement project, Skills Clinics in which they will learn specific skills necessary to be a successful team such as, fundraising, elevator speech, using social media to spread your message, and other useful skills, Family Group which provides participants the opportunity to meet other young people with varying backgrounds, share commonalties and differences, and relate personal experiences, among many other activities.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for our local youth to spend a week learning skills that will last them for a life time, as well as help them learn leadership skills which will be beneficial to them in all areas of their lives,” said Kristi Bennett, TAPD’s Public Information Officer.

EYL Camp will utilize about 30 on-site volunteers for the week, each volunteer giving about 65-70 hours for the week. “Our camps cannot run without the support of our volunteers. About half of the volunteers will come from the Texarkana area and the other half will come from across Texas, who have many years of experience in facilitating EYL Camps,” explained Brent Blackburn, Executive Director and Camp Director for Extreme Youth Leadership.

Junior High and High School students interested in registering to be a participant at the first EYL Camp in Texarkana, can visit the Extreme Youth Leadership website at http://www.extremeyouthleadership.org and click on Camps.

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