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!
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!
Esteemed primatologist and inspirational researcher, Dr. Jane Goodall, recently visited the University of Missouri and spoke to students, staff, and faculty spoke at length about her travels, future causes and work with youth through her organization Roots & Shoots. Check out the video above and the YouTube link below for more information on this passionate woman.