Youth Leadership Institute
2 Week Program
Leadership Geauga County’s leadership experience provides participants with access to community leaders, hot-topic discussions, behind-the-scene site tours, and interactive panel interviews across all community sectors. This summer leadership institute emphasizes leadership development, learning through experience and provides in-depth knowledge, tools and the network to lead stronger organizations and better serve the community.
YOUTH INSTITUTE OVERVIEW
Through the Leadership Geauga Youth Leadership Institute, you’ll make unique connections in Geauga County, meet people driving community growth, enhance your leadership skills and develop close bonds with other young leaders.
During The Youth Leadership Institute, you will:
- Improve your interpersonal skills and increase your confidence through completion of the StrengthsQuest activity book, and focused, team-based activities.
- Interact with local business, government and community leaders, which many times leads to internships or shadowing opportunities.
- Peek behind the scenes of some of Geauga’s most interesting places and explore parts of the community you have never seen.
- Understand the importance of diversity and work with students from various ethnic, economic and social backgrounds.
Students will also complete and go through a guided StrengthsQuest workshop. We want students to know and apply their unique Strengths to be more thriving and engaged in school and on teams. This is a highlight of the program for students who report higher levels of confidence from learning how their unique strengths can help them be better students and leaders.
Participants examine: Human Service offerings, Health and Safety systems, Government interactions, Business types, and Agricultural diversities. This allows for new connections and expanded learning in team settings.
What Our Graduates Had to Say
I experienced valuable personal development.
I will be a better leader/team member
I built stronger connections in the community