Get Ready! Get Set! Get Inspired!

"Dare to Lead" Teen Leadership Boot Camp
Posted on 07/27/2018
Image of 3 Days 3 Events for City of AkronThe Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is hosting a “Dare to Lead” teen leadership boot camp on Thursday, August 2, for area students entering ninth through 11th grade in the fall. This daylong workshop is the first of three events designed to prepare participants for a dynamic 2018-19 school year.

The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council is a newly realigned initiative of Mayor Dan Horrigan, which has replaced the former Akron PeaceMakers. The teen group, comprised of high school students from the greater Akron area, is designed to help local students build character and develop leadership skills that will enable them to become positive role models and active problem solvers. The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council also gives young leaders a behind-the-scenes look at local government and a voice in City Hall.

The “Dare to Lead” bootcamp event on August 2 is an intensive leadership training that will help area teens gain the tools necessary to positively impact their communities. Participating students will learn how to direct projects and advocate for causes, plan and facilitate groups, lead their peers, and communicate and use social media in a professional and effective manner.

This rigorous bootcamp will challenge teen participants and push them to exceed their expectations. The workshop will be held at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per teen ($20 for members of the Leadership Council). A limited number of spots are still available on a first-come basis.

Teens completing the training can also take part in a Community Service Day on Saturday, August 4, at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, followed by a Teen Speak Out rally at Lock 3 Akron on Tuesday, August 7.

To register online for the “Dare to Lead” boot camp and find additional information about the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council and upcoming event, please visit; or contact Willa Keith at 330.375.2712 or [email protected].
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2023 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.