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Youth Leadership Weekend

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Started in 2005, the Youth Leadership Weekend at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores includes students from Croatan High School, East Carteret High School, Havelock High School, Jones Senior High School and West Carteret High School.

Teachers and counselors at each school select six students to participate. Through interactive activities, a challenge course and prominent motivational speakers, the students develop skills and relationships that last a lifetime. The purpose of the event is to provide leadership training for local young people. The weekend included leadership training, exposure to cooperatives and positive impact sessions.

At the end of the weekend, the students are encouraged to write an essay about their experiences during the weekend. A selection committee judges the entries and the winner receives a $500 scholarship to be given once the student is enrolled in college.Marshmallow Challenge

Selection of students is left up to the local schools (either through the counselors' offices or through the junior class teachers). The next Youth Leadership Weekend will be held October 8-9, 2016. If you know students who will be juniors in the fall of 2016, encourage them to contact their school counselors if they are interested in attending.

Climbing WallFor more information, contact Lisa Galizia at (252) 727-2238 or e-mail


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