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Local Red Cross Offers Youth Leadership Camps

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Participants will learn how they can make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world.

Tampa Bay, FL, Friday, May 8, 2015…The American Red Cross in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties is offering a unique opportunity for students ages 14 to 17 who want to learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values while earning service hours. Participants will learn how they can make a difference in their community, across the country and around the world.

During the camp, students will develop leadership, problem solving, decision making, communication and teamwork skills as well as becoming trained to teach children lessons about various topics including emergency preparedness, effective hand washing, first aid, water safety, and nutrition. After successful completion of camp, the students will take their training into the community and co-instruct these lessons to school children at least four times over the summer.

The camps will take place on both sides of the bay:

June 12 & 13 – Tampa Red Cross office, 3310 West Main Street - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

June 19 & 20 – Clearwater Red Cross office, 2481 Sunset Point Road - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The camps are open to students ages 14 to 17. The cost is $25 which includes lunch and a tee shirt.

Candidates must apply online at http://www.redcross.org/fl/tampa-bay/volunteer/ and complete the checklist items.  After completing the application, interested youth will be interviewed and after meeting placement criteria; an invitation to one of our two day camps will be extended.

For more information, send email to Katherine.Lixey2@redcross.org.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.