The 6th annual Seguin Area Youth Leadership Academy is shaping up to continue its tradition of offering a valuable week of leadership lessons to area teens. This year’s Academy is set for July 14-20 and 15 area students have been accepted into the program.
"This has probably been the most incredible experience I have ever had. I’ve learned so much from this academy, I can’t describe it to you. You can’t learn anything if you can’t understand other people.”
"I found strength in myself, while not relying on my parents for help.”
"This is our way of showing others that we want to get involved and are providing opportunities to make the world a better place."
SAYLA has been the success its organizers - and sponsors - hoped it would be. Each year, students commit to the week-long academy, organize and carry the fundraising for and renovation of a community project and participate in an "Apprentice" -type graduation event.
You can make the world a better place, too, by again providing sponsorship - at any level - for the 2012 Summer program – our sixth.
Fifteen junior and senior students from Seguin, Lifegate, Marion, John Paul and Navarro high schools in Seguin and Steele High School in Cibolo demonstrated enough leadership qualities to be selected for the July 14-20 program.
Those students will live on the Texas Lutheran University Campus for a week and will be exposed to a variety of leadership development teaching methods. They will become acquainted with community needs, opportunities, challenges, resources, and be encouraged to interact with community leaders. They will learn the responsibilities of a leader and will be provided opportunities to develop and practice their leadership skills and styles.
To make the Seguin Area Youth Leadership Academy a reality, we need your help. We are asking that you consider sponsoring one or more students at $500 each. Many community leaders are volunteering their time and talents as housing monitors, facilitators, program coordinators, curriculum developers, and more. Their efforts have greatly reduced the cost of the program, but an additional $500 per students is needed for resource materials, supplies and room and board. Please consider supporting the program at any level - all donations are greatly appreciated.
SAYLA is hosted by the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to announce that SAYLA is a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information, call Dana Overstreet at 830-379-6382 or email@example.com.
We appreciate your continued support.