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A&M-Texarkana and TAPD to Host Extreme Youth Leadership Camp

Published: July 6, 2016

Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department are joining forces July 10-13 to host Extreme Youth Leadership Camp for students in grades 6-12 on the A&M-Texarkana campus. Check-in is set for 12 p.m. on July 10.

During the course of four days, participants are involved in different events, including Action Planning, which includes creating a campus and/or community improvement project; Skills Clinics, where they will learn specific team-building skills; and Family Group, which provides participants with an opportunity to meet other young people with varying backgrounds, share commonalties and differences, and relate personal experiences.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for our local youth to spend a week learning skills that will last them for a life time, as well as help them learn leadership skills which will be beneficial to them in all areas of their lives,” said Kristi Bennett, TAPD’s Public Information Officer.

EYL Camp will utilize about 30 on-site volunteers for the week, with each volunteer giving about 65-70 hours.

“Our camps cannot run without the support of our volunteers. About half of the volunteers come from the Texarkana area; the other half will come from across Texas and have many years of experience in facilitating EYL Camps,” said Brent Blackburn, Executive Director and Camp Director for Extreme Youth Leadership.

For more information, visit extremeyouthleadership.org or contact Celeste McNiel at Celeste.McNiel@tamut.edu.

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