Student Leadership Conference
Most look up and admire the stars… A leader climbs the mountains and grabs one.
In 2008, thirty-eight junior and senior high schools participated in the leadership conference! Is there any other event in the state that brings so many schools together for a single event? This is a credit to all who participate for the good of our youth.
Since 1996 the Red Ribbon Program has hosted over 50 Leadership Conferences that have had a positive impact on over 8,000 students. The conference is designed to help students become leaders within each of their respective schools. The ideal outcome, of the conference, is to have students return to their school and contribute to positive change within the total school community.
Students can impact, not only the general school population , but also specific groups such as students council, athletic teams, and the variety of clubs and organizations that play an important part in each school. The skills learned can also benefit the community in general.
The conference presents an opportunity for youth not only to learn leadership skills but to develop lasting relationships with students from a variety of schools and backgrounds. This is one setting where youth can leave the athletic field of competition and collaborate with others in developing strategies that will build strong assests among our youth.
About a leader, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They do not set out to be a leader, but become one by the quality of their actions and the integrity of their intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles…they don’t flock, you find them one at a time.
2019 Red Ribbon Student Leadership Conference
- September 12, 2019 – High School Conference