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Feb
17
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LPW to Host Parent Info Session for Summer Youth Academy
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Press Release
February 17, 2020

Leadership Prince William to Host Parent Info Session for Summer Youth Academy

On Wednesday, March 11 Leadership Prince William will host an informational meeting for parents interested in sending their students through their Summer Youth Academy (SYA). The meeting will be held at Osbourn High School (1977 Eagle Way; Manassas, VA 20110) from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Leadership Prince William and camp staff will be present, along with some past participants. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A. Parents are invited to discover the benefits to students, ask questions about the curriculum and learn more about scholarships.

Anyone who would like to RSVP or get more details should email Sarah Poole at sarah@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

Now in its sixth year, Leadership Prince William’s Summer Youth Academy is planned for July 13-24, 2020. The two-week day camp is designed for rising 7th through 9th graders who live or attend school in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

What’s in it for the students? 

  • Enhanced team-building, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, time management and other skills necessary for personal leadership development;
  • Working with a diverse cross-section of peers from across their community;
  • Chance to design and manage a community service project with a team.
  • Field trips to relevant local sites including the Public Safety Training Academy, Adult Detention Center, Micron Technology, historical sites & more! All field trips will reinforce the leadership skills taught throughout the two weeks;
  • The opportunity to discover how their unique thinking and behavioral attributes influence their leadership style. Plus, how to work with others who may see the world differently;
  • Meetings with local leaders in business, government and education.

You can learn more about the SYA at https://leadershipprincewilliam.org/programs/youth-leadership-prince-william/. Online applications are now open for interested students.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jul
30
Leadership PW
Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities
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For Immediate Release

July 30, 2019

 

Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

Manassas, VA— On Friday, July 26 Leadership Prince William held a Commencement Ceremony for the 28 middle school students and 8 counselors (high school students) graduating from their Summer Youth Academy.

During the program, the students learned which of their two teams won the competition and fundraiser known as  Leadership Lemonade. The Red Team pulled in the most money, raising $1,427.85 for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/). The Blue Team came in second having raised $1,064.25 in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Representatives from both organizations were presented with checks during the graduation ceremony.

The Red Team presented a check to several of the young women served by Bright Care Center during the Summer Youth Academy commencement ceremony on July 26 at Youth for Tomorrow. Leadership Prince William Board Chair Jacqueline Krick is front left in orange and white.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Blue Team are shown serving lemonade, slushies and treats to raise money for CASA-CIS on July 24. The teams also took online donations from those who couldn’t make it out on event day.

More about this program:

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminated on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week youth academy.  As part of their experience, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy participants had opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.