Leadership Butler County Selects Project
Leadership Butler County
Thursday, January 05 2017 13:34

The Leadership Butler County Class of 2017 has selected to establish a community legacy through a “Youth Leadership Butler County” program in partnership with the Butler Family YMCA. Participating youth will be given the tools to become effective leaders with potential to provide positive, lasting effects on our community. This program will be available to all students, high school juniors, who are interested and follow the necessary application requirements.

Youth Leadership Butler County will provide students exposure to issues, resources and opportunities for service in the Butler County area. It will educate students on the concept of “community leadership” and train them in the skills required of an effective community leader. It will also ensure that graduates become enlightened and contributing members of their schools and community.

The curriculum will be similar to the Leadership Butler County Program, and will include five sessions. They will begin with Leadership Skills, which will enable the students to work on mastering leadership by helping them understand who they are and what they have to offer; explore strengths and talents while helping to unleash their natural leadership abilities. Human Services Day will expose participants to agencies and resources in Butler County that offer solutions to human services issues and will include case studies and simulations, as well as an understanding of “giving” in our area. Government Day will provide exposure to the varied aspects of County government and responsibilities of our elected officials. Education Day is designed to expose participants to the numerous educational resources in our area while allowing them to gain insight on the many career opportunities available to them. Health Care Day rounds out the program focus with exposure to the complexities of resources available to Butler County residents.

Leadership Butler County will be developing sponsorship options and organizing fund raising events so that the program can be offered free to qualifying students. Additional information will be forthcoming, and interested businesses can contact the Butler County Chamber for details.

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