All Youth Leadership high school members from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Indian Lake and Riverside met at Camp Willson on Tuesday, Sept. 19, for the first event of the 2017-2018 school year. These students participated in team building and problem solving skills with Josh Cunningham and Camp Willson staff members. Guest speakers for the kick-off this year included Tammy Nichol and Stacey Logwood from C.O.R.E. (Coalition for Opiate Relief efforts). Their session included activities and statistics about the Opiate crisis. C.O.R.E. supplied applications for a Youth Council. The council’s goal is to learn from the youth and to also and educate them on how we can join forces and battle the epidemic to make Logan County healthy. Deb Orr, from Mary Rutan Hospital and the Healthy Living Coalition, spoke to students prior to lunch about creating healthy habits for a future of healthy living. “Healthy Habits, Healthy You” through Mary Rutan Hospital is sponsoring the “Delicious & Healthy” lunch for the day. The 9th-12th grade Impact teams met and brainstormed and voted on 4 countywide activities to “Impact” their community and several activities that Impact their district community. Look for them on October 21st at “Boo Fest” & “Ring of Lights” passing out candy. The 9th-12th grade Impact teams will meet various times during the year to plan and implement their projects that “Impact” the community.
The 9th and 10th grade students will meet three times this year to learn leadership skills, such as communication, public speaking, decision-making and goal setting, soft skills and more.
Submitted by Midwest Regional ESC.