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TLP ’13 Recap: Responsibility

On Tuesday of the inaugural Truman Leadership Project, campers learned about the value of responsibility. Together, we explored the responsibility we have to one another and to our community.

Campers played games that held each player responsible for the team.
Campers played games that held each player responsible for the team.

After some morning games, two advisers from the Missouri College Advising Corps came in to talk about the importance of college with the campers. We learned about how we can get ready for college now and even played some College Knowledge Jeopardy.

Demonstrating responsibility to the community is important to the Truman Leadership Project, and after lunch, students rotated to different service projects: writing letters to soldiers overseas, making bookmarks for the library, and making placemats for Meals on Wheels. The service projects were one of the campers’ favorite activities.

Just one of the ways TLP campers showed responsibility to their community.
Just one of the ways TLP campers showed responsibility to their community.
Campers thanked soldiers, told them about themselves, and shared what they had learned at the camp.
Campers thanked soldiers, told them about themselves, and shared what they had learned at the camp.

To wrap up our day about responsibility, campers participated in a service planning competition. Each group came up with an idea for a service project the world needed. The ideas didn’t have to be feasible, and campers got creative!

The Blue and Purple teams created the "Big Trash Magnet" that takes all of the trash into the world and recycles it into seeds.
The Blue and Purple teams created the “Big Trash Magnet” that takes all of the trash into the world and recycles it into seeds.

In the end, the Blue and Purple teams took home the gold in the competition. With that, day two was in the books!

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