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Welcome to TYLA 2020!

The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is back this year to lead campers through a  rigorous yet fun curriculum of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, & Service as we convene for the seventh installment of the Academy this coming summer. Twenty-five to forty young people will be chosen to participate in activities designed to foster leadership skills, community service, and civic engagement. This year, we invite returning campers that have moved onto high school to serve as volunteer Junior Camp Counselors. This year’s camp will feature our core modules of local, state and federal governance mixed in with community service, partner presentations, and fun activities to provide a full week of leadership training!

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2017 campers – Garret Hoover, Elaina Henderson, and Margo Haynes – work together with Camp Counselor Luke Dietterle to complete the Odyssey High Ropes Course at Venture Out






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Women Leading the Way in San Antonio

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City Manager (Left) – Sheryl Sculley & City Mayor (Right) – Ivy Taylor

San Antonio’s Mayor and City Manager are leading by example as they demonstrate the value of increased gender diversity in local government! Their city has been working closely with their local Young Women’s Leadership Academy to develop and encourage their youth to take on challenging positions throughout their education and careers.

Watch their great interview by clicking on our picture or visiting this link to learn more about their exciting local changes!

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A Day of Remembrance, An Impact of Service

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.

As we return to school, work, and our daily schedules; it is important to remember the historic character of Martin Luther King Jr. Talking with our youth about his moving beliefs can be challenging, but our children might be more prepared than we anticipated!

Check this story for more information on the best way to talk to your children at each stage of their development.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Martin Luther King Any Day of the Year

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Worley Street Round Table – Connecting Families to their Schools


Adrian Clifton and her mother, Verna Laboy, created a unique community tool to inform and connect our local families to their schools, resources, and after-school programs called, “Worley Street Round Table.”

It’s a great collaboration for our local area and we encourage our families to discover and enhance their connections to their local schools and community organizations. For more information, follow this story from the Columbia Missourian!

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Discovering the Columbia Lifestyle: Our Town

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Ever wanted to know more about our wonderful city of Columbia?
The Columbia Daily Tribune has published an all-encompassing webpage which provides relevant information about restaurants, arts & culture, geography, and even a breakdown of local government and leadership. This looks to be an annual publication called, “Our Town: The Essential Guide for Everything Columbia”.

This is a great resource for anyone looking to find out new developments, different opportunities for you to discover or for anyone just now coming to Columbia, check it out online:

Discover something new in your local community!