Get involved! Gain valuable leadership skills!
The American Red Cross North Jersey Region is hosting Youth Leadership Conferences at FOUR locations this summer:
Each conference is open to students entering grades 9-12 and runs Monday-Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Student attendees will receive a certificate for 28 hours of community service. Choose which conference works best for you!
Conference Schedule (subject to change)
Monday: Be Red Cross Ready, Red Cross Club Workshop, Exploring Humanitarian Law
Tuesday: CPR/AED Training, Cultural Diversity Workshop
Wednesday: Spark the Wave Session
Thursday: Civic Responsibility/Government Relations
Conference Fee: $125 per participant.
Youth will receive Be Red Cross Ready disaster preparedness training.
Youth will participate in a Red Cross Club Workshop where they will be provided tools to start a Red Cross Club in their schools. They will additionally be trained in programs that they can use to become Red Cross ambassadors in their communities.
CPR/AED Training. Youth will learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).
Exploring Humanitarian Law is a powerful program that will expose youth to issues of international humanitarian law, the rules that ensure respect for life and human dignity during times of conflict. Youth will develop critical thinking as they explore different perspectives regarding Cultural Diversity and are faced with complex questions that do not have easy answers.
Spark the Wave is a program that will help youth develop skills in effective communication, leadership development service learning, project planning and diversity awareness.
Lessons in Government Relations and Civic Responsibility, along with other skills that participants will develop throughout the week, will provide youth the tools to make effective change within their communities.
Conference Fee: $125 per participant
Summit: July 8-July 11
The American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads, 695 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ
Registration ends June 22
Register online at http://american.redcross.org/SummitYouthLeadConf2013
Netcong: July 15-July 18
The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey, Camp held at VFW Bldg., 45 Main Street, Netcong, NJ
Registration ends July 12
Register online at http://american.redcross.org/NetcongYouthLeadConf2013
Ridgewood: July 29-August 1
The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey, 74 Godwin Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Registration ends July 13
Register online at http://american.redcross.org/RidgewoodYouthLeadConf2013
Princeton: August 5-August 8
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey, 707 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ
Registration ends July 13
Register online at http://american.redcross.org/site/Calendar?id=103424&view=Detail