Annual Youth Leadership Conferences are multi-day events consisting of plenary speakers, workshops, and activity blocks delivered with experiential education methods. At the conference, student groups from throughout the region come together to train, share ideas, plan, as well as increase leadership skills, knowledge and bonding.
The curriculum is focused on developing participants' leadership, facilitation, public speaking, and planning skills, self-awareness, coping, problem-solving, and healthy relationships.
The entire conference is facilitated by high school students, high school alumni, and adult staff with a variety of team-building activities, energizers, and discussions.
The conferences promote positive leadership and its importance in creating healthier school climates as well as teach youth about the effects of drugs, alcohol, and bullying, while inspiring them to create a more positive and accepting school.
For more information about this or other YLTA activities, contact Sean O'Brien of ADAPT Inc. at 603-236-9227
The Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA) program is a collaborative partnership between Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Tools (ADAPT) Inc. and North Country Health Consortium to provide a youth-led prevention and leadership development model for students in Northern New Hampshire middle and high schools.