Alamance County youth to share ideas for school improvement – June 22

Students from a half dozen Alamance County middle schools will conclude the 2011 Alamance Youth Leadership Academy on Wednesday morning with presentations to parents and school leaders on how they plan to improve their building communities with potential yearlong projects for 2011-2012.

What: Alamance Youth Leadership Academy community presentations and closing ceremony
When: Wednesday, June 22, at 10:15 a.m.
Where: McKinnon Hall (inside the Moseley Student Center in the center of Elon University’s campus)
Who: Forty-five students from Turrentine, Southern, Graham, Burlington Day, Clover Garden, and Hawfields middle schools

Sponsored by Elon University and the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, the Alamance Youth Leadership Academy is a three-and-a-half-day middle school leadership program dedicated to empowering youth through the connections of civic engagement and leadership development.

During this time, rising seventh graders learn about team building, effective communication, presenting skills, problem solving, and develop core leadership skills that help them identify and plan three possible improvement plans for their school.

For more information, contact Rex Waters, associate dean of students, at (336) 278-5323 or

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