2012 Youth Summit: December 6, 2012
11th Character Education Youth Leadership Summit December 6
Send a Team From Your School
Youth leaders will have the opportunity to implement character based improvements in their schools throughout the school year. These will be developed at the Youth Leadership Summit in December. The Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges in Troy will follow-up with each school after The Summit to provide encouragement and direction and instruction throughout the year. Teams will develop an action plan to address issues in school climate and the enhancement of academic excellence.
The 11th Character Education Youth Leadership Summit will be held on December 6, 2012 from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. The 2012 Summit theme will focus upon a “Building a Positive School Climate” theme. The extraordinary keynote presentation will be a performance by Sylvia Fletcher and the Magic Trunk Show, an amazing ventriloquist. Our student planning team this year is from Catskill High School. School teams will attend training workshops, interact with students from other schools and develop an action plan to address issues in character education/ school climate and the enhancement of academic excellence..
This event is held each December on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy, NY and attended by ten member student-teacher-parent teams from middle schools and high schools. At this interactive event youth leaders have the opportunity to learn specific leadership skills and develop an understanding of key positive character traits.
Since 2003, New York State schools have sent teams to the Annual Northeast U.S. Character Education Youth Leadership Summit. Youth, representing diverse populations, create and develop an Action Plan to address issues in character education/school climate and the enhancement of academic excellence. Making student teams responsible for the development of Action Plans is important. They accept the challenge of returning to their schools and communities to create a project using the skills and concepts they have learned in order to implement character based improvements.
The registration fee for each team of ten is only $300 and includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. You may request a registration packet by email from Carolyn Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited to the first 20 teams. Some schools have sent two ten member teams: one from the Middle School and one from the High School. The registration deadline is November 21, 2012.
Registration is limited to the first 20 teams. Some school systems sent two ten member teams. If want a registration packet or have questions please email Kay Bradley (email@example.com) or call the Academy for Character Education at 518-244-2336.
Is Funding a problem this year? We bet you can sell this topic at this small price. You could make contacts to generate the funds. Your students often have great ideas and resources. Perhaps you could obtain funding from your PTA/PTO or local service organizations (Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.) or have students plan and lead a fundraiser!
We have learned from experience that it is very valuable to include parents and/or community members or your team as they help out in ways you may not think of to the benefit of all! You decide what is best for your school and/or district.
2011 Cohoes Middle School Youth Summit Planning Team
(Rear: Mrs Daigneault, Caty Ballard -8, Riley Hansbury -6, Jordan Harris -8, Elaine Flatow, Front: Elaine Briceland, George Brown -6, Lucas Kellis -8, Josh Umholtz -7)
Are you bringing a team this year?