The BWCIL facilitates a Summer Youth Leadership Training:
We run this training in Lapeer and Sanilac County. The training last for two weeks Monday through Thursday. The students meet daily from 9:00 am till 3:00pm.
The Summer Youth Leadership covers a variety of topics: Understanding Diversity, What is a team and teamwork, Leadership and the qualities of a good leader, The importance of volunteering, Living on your own, Resources available in the community, Secondary education and training, Job seeking skills, How to make a positive first impression with employers, American with Disability Act, Values & Goals, and Self Advocacy & Leadership.
The youth also will complete a volunteer projects: Lapeer volunteered at the House of Hope and made blankets for the domestic violence shelter. Sanilac County volunteered at the Baby Pantry at the Sanilac Health Department and made blankets to donate to the baby pantry.
There are several guest speakers throughout the week for the youth to interact with. In Lapeer County they had Community House of Hope , State Senator Mike Green (Jim Mcloskey) , the Health Department, LACADA, Mott Community College, MI Works and MRS. Sanilac County they had MRS, Thumb Works, HDC, St. Clair County Community College, and Great Start Collaborative.
This is a wonderful learning opportunity for the youth; they learn leadership skills, advocacy, how to set goals and planning for their futures.
If you are interested for next summer 2016 the BWCIL will be holding Summer Youth Leadership in Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair Counties. Please contact Karen Cook at Karencook@bwcil.org.