Congratulations to Cole Williamson who has been selected as one of the 100 delegates to attend the District 6800 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy scheduled for February 24-26 at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, MS.
Started by our district in 1982, this conference represents a major commitment by our clubs to enhance the leadership of today’s youth so that they may more effectively answer tomorrow’s challenges.
Each year approximately 100 high school juniors are selected as delegates to the conference and are sponsored by various clubs within the district. During their three days at the conference, these young people associate with students from different locations and backgrounds, are exposed to a broad range of business and professional leaders, and learn the value of our American free enterprise system.
This conference is the largest commitment our district makes every year, both in terms of monetary resources and club involvement. This is the 9th year we have partnered with the University of Memphis. They will be preparing much of the program material, using their resources to help develop these future leaders. This conference teaches leadership skills in a fun way, skills that the students will implement as they continue to mature.
Click here for information on the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.