2015 Advanced Leaders Institute Conference

 A Note From Our Youth of the Year!

by: Saidah Sargent

"I was fortunate enough to represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore at the 2015 Advanced Leaders Institute Conference in Atlanta, GA. These four days were full of new experiences for me-- one of which was staying on the campus of Emory University which gave me a taste of the college experience. During my time there I was able to connect with many other Youth of the Years from around the country. I was able to meet and connect with people from all different walks of life, which broadened my horizons and opened by eyes to different cultures. We attended sessions held by outstanding companies such as Toyota and Disney. In each session I acquired new leadership skills in areas such as entrepreneurship, team building, time management, creativity and more. Attending all of these different sessions with the other Youth of the Years have brought us closer together and I was able to walk away with friendships that I will have for a lifetime. I will also be able to bring these new skills and experiences back to my own club, Webster Kendrick, and share them with the other youth in hopes of inspiring them to become future leaders. This was truly a great experience and one that I will remember for the rest of my life."




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