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4-H Summit bolsters teens’ leadership skills

June 2, 2014

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Nigel Davidson, of Rochester, pedals powerfully to run a smoothie blender, as Dan Wrenn, of Poestenkill, NY looks on.
photo by Michael Okoniewski

This April, nearly 300 teenage 4-H members attended a three-day summit in Syracuse designed to teach leadership and life skills. The theme of the 2014 State Teen Action Representative Retreat (STARR) was “Arrive a teen, leave a leader.”

Workshop topics included air medical transport, entomology, general etiquette, public speaking, wearable technology, nutrition, fitness, and social-emotional health.

The BCTR's Jamila Walida Simon is quoted in the Cornell Chronicle article about the event:

These teens make new friends and get immersed into cultural diversity, said Jamila Simon, Cornell’s New York state 4-H civic engagement coordinator. “It’s great to have an annual leadership retreat to re-energize 4-H’ers by bringing them together to share ideas, reinforce their great work, and find new ways to carry out their work, projects and activities,” said Simon.

Teens kindle leadership and life skills at 4-H summit - Cornell Chronicle

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