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FC: Youth Leadership | Is it In YOU?
1: Leadership, excellence, and inspiration: this is what the Midland County Youth Leadership Program is all about -Alissa Ranger, YL '08
2: "I really enjoyed the team building activities led by the facilitators, Karen Glenn and the Netwalkers. It was great to get to know my team, and Youth Leadership has given me so many new friends and resources" -Sarah Baker, YL '09
4: "My favorite part of Youth Leadership was the team building activities. Besides being a lot of active fun, they also provided a positive environment where you were encouraged to step outside your comfort zone." -Brandon Cummings, YL '10
6: Getting to know the community with trips to Windover and Big Brothers Big Sisters
7: "My favorite part of MCYL was being surrounded by leaders. This energy throughout the entire program was captivating. I interacted with adult leaders, teen leaders in high school, as well as kids my age trying to obtain leadership skills, like me." -Alissa Ranger, YL '08
8: Game Night! | "Youth Leadership is so much more than sitting in a room listening to speakers, or hanging out with a group of eight other kids for two days...
9: ...It teaches you skills in a fun way, gives you so many chances to put them into action, forces you to lok inside and learn about yourself, and gives you lifelong relationships." -Sarah Baker, YL '09
10: All things grow better with love. | "I loved the Arnold Center visit. It was so meaningful, and something I had no clue even existed in Midland!" -Sarah Baker, YL '09
11: MCYL Visits the Arnold Center, a provider of vocational and related training programs for Midland County
13: "I have made lifelong friends and learned some amazing leadership skills that I can apply to everyday life, such as the fact that I don't always need to be in charge for things to run smoothly" -Elizabeth Ames, YL '09
14: "[My favorite part was] Dow Diamond and getting the chance to interact with all of the staff there to see what goes on behind the scenes" -Josh Looby, YL '08
15: "This program gives participants a wonderful opportunity to interact with other area students and community leaders. It gives students a unique aspect and look into the way various functions of the Count of Midland operates and how individuals work with each other." -Nathan Tallman, Adult Steering Member | Chuck Cote, guest speaker
16: After long sessions, it always helps to have a little aerobic break thrown in there!
17: "I learned a lot about Midland County and its history, in addition to ways that I can be more involved in my community" -Haley Moulton, YL '10
18: "I am now much more confident when I am in various leadership roles, and have an arsenal of techniques to use in order for my group to succeed." -Josh Looby, YL '08
19: Who wants to be a Midlandaire?
21: "My favorite part of Youth Leadership was definitely Goal Setting. It taught me a lot about myself I hadn't previously discovered." -Mariah Allen, YL '09
22: "If you're on the fence about whether or not to apply, just do it! The application really isn't that long, it only takes an hour or so to compete, and the program is only two days long. There is absolutely no reason not to, and it can change your life in a positive way forever!" -Brandon Cummings, YL '10
24: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace. | After the program concludes, 7-10 of the program's participants are asked to join the MCYL Steering committee. These high school students, overseen by adult mentors, plan the entire program for future classes of Youth Leadership participants! | MCYL Steering Committee