Red Cross Offers Summer Youth Leadership Conferences

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PRINCETON – The American Red Cross is holding Youth Leadership Conferences in Summit, Netcong, Fairfield and Princeton this summer. Each four-day conference runs Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to students entering grades 9 through 12. Participants receive a certificate for 28 hours of community service with completion of the conference.

“The conferences offer students the opportunity to develop skills in effective leadership, communication, project planning and diversity awareness through a variety of activities and training sessions planned throughout the week,” said Michelle Esposito, director of volunteer services with the American Red Cross North Jersey Region.

The basic-level, introductory Red Cross Disaster Services course teaches students how to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies, while Exploring Humanitarian Law engages students with hands-on activities and thought-provoking discussions as they explore the powerful and fundamental concept of human dignity in wartime. A full day is dedicated to the Spark the Wave training program, and Red Cross Preparedness and Health and Safety training in Citizen CPR and the Scrubby Bear program, along with lessons in Civic Responsibility, are also included at each four-day conference.

The conferences will take place at the following locations:

Summit: July 9-July 12
American Red Cross
695 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

Netcong: July 16-July 19
Conference will be held at VFW Building
45 Main Street
Netcong, NJ 07857

Fairfield: July 30-Aug. 2
American Red Cross
209 Fairfield Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Princeton: Aug. 6-Aug. 9
American Red Cross
707 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

The cost of a conference is $100 and lunch and snacks are provided. Each conference is limited to 25 participants and registration is required.

Visit www.njredcross.org for more information and to register online.


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