Youth Trust is a leadership development program for 8th grade students to share in a small group settings their problems, concerns and viewpoints that determine the quality of life in the greater Chattanooga community.
Each (public, private, or preparatory) school in Chattanooga that operates an 8th grade class will be asked to nominate two students for the program.
These students will be chosen by their guidance counselors and/or teachers for their overall leadership potential and ability to work with others.
Team building and leadership training will begin with an extended weekend session at YMCA Camp Ocoee.
Training session on leadership and community involvement will be conducted plus a great deal of group fun and challenging opportunities.
After the weekend, the students will have the opportunity to participate in the YMCA Trustkeeper’s, an extension of the Youth Trust program and the YMCA Leader’s Club.
Trustkeepers is a student run program that lasts the entire school year.
For more information, contact Holly Burns.