Members of Class II of Ardmore Youth Leadership attended their first session on Oct. 11 at the Ardmore Convention Center.


Members of Class II of Ardmore Youth Leadership attended their first session on Oct. 11 at the Ardmore Convention Center.

 

The focus of the first session was team-building. A variety of activities involved individual introductions, learning about classmates and group exercises. The 18 high school sophomores and juniors built a human bridge, created trust circles, navigated a mine field and successfully completed the spider web activity. By the end of the evening, the class had become better acquainted with each other and friendships were formed.  

 

The goal of Ardmore Youth Leadership is to develop the leadership capabilities of Ardmore area youth by providing opportunities to learn about their community and themselves in preparation for service. Participants were selected based on their interest in learning more about leadership and philanthropy and their capacity to contribute unique qualities, experiences and viewpoints to the program.

 

The November session of the program will focus on the criminal justice system. Assistant District Attorney Heather Cooper will lead this session and provide information and lunch “in jail.” This session has proved in past to be one of the favorites of the Youth Leadership group.