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Johnson City/Washington County Chamber of Commerce seeking youths for leadership program

May 15th, 2013 12:06 pm by Staff Reports

Johnson City/Washington County Chamber of Commerce seeking youths for leadership program

Washington County and Johnson City high school students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors this fall are invited by the Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County Chamber of Commerce to participate in the 2013-14 Youth Leadership 2015 Program.
Elisa Britt, the Chamber’s executive secretary, said this upcoming term will make 15 years the program has been offered to youth in the community.
“Students who participate in the program learn about becoming leaders through a wide variety of activities designed to help them develop leadership skills, broaden their individual talents, and participate in community service,” said Tembra Aldridge, Workforce Education Council chair.
Some activities such as a rope course, personality profiles, community service projects, end-of-term speeches and workshops focusing on communication are included in the program’s curriculum, Britt said.
“It causes me to conclude that the future looks very bright when we have young men and women who are taking on this kind of personal development for their own futures,” said Gary Mabry, Chamber president and CEO.
Students chosen to participate after an interview process will meet monthly for one hour August through May. About 30 applicants will be chosen to participate in the program and tuition is $50.
Applications are available in high school guidance offices and at the Chamber office.
For more information, call the Chamber at 461-8000.

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