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Youth Program Calendar


Parent/student information meeting will be held on October 11, 2017, 7:00 pm at a location to be determined. Orientation will be Thursday, October 19, 2017. This is a full day session. The retreat will be all day on Friday, November 10 (overnight lock-in) and Saturday, November 11, 2017  (location tba). Attendance at the complete orientation and retreat sessions is mandatory.

Monthly Sessions

Beginning in December and ending in June, the monthly all-day sessions will be held primarily on one Thursday of each month. Dates and topics are as follows:

2018-2019 Schedule (unless noted, all classes will take part during the day, roughly 7:30 AM-3:00 PM) 

October 10, 2018 – Parent/Student Meeting at  Kent State University, Geauga Campus

October 18, 2018 – Orientation at Big Creek Park, Myers Center

November 9-10, 2018 – Retreat (overnight)

December 13, 2018 – Heritage Day

January 17, 2019– Human Services Day

February 9, 2019 – Youth Leadership    Summit with Leadership Lake County

February 21, 2019 – Health & Safety Day

March 12, 2019 – Government Day

April 11, 2019 – Business Day

May 2, 2019 – Adult Youth Day

May 16, 2019 – Agriculture Day

June 6, 2019 – Graduation Day (full day program and an evening celebration)


Class Participation

Full attendance is expected at each session, generally 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Attendance at 80% of the class days is required for graduation. The regular monthly meetings, held in various locations throughout the county, include in-depth discussions leadership skills and high priority topics related to Geauga County, as well as tours and informational presentations. The members of the Leadership class will also have the opportunity to plans and execute Youth Day for the adult Leadership Geauga class, plan and carry out a community service project and plan a simulated fund raising event.