Girls leadership camp planned

TIPP CITY — There is excitement in the air as the Young Women of Distinction (YWD) teen leadership team begins final preparations for their summer day-camp for incoming fifth grade girls.

“Our goal is to help prepare young women to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said McKayla Mangen, YWD student director and recent graduate of MVCTC/Tippecanoe High School. “Our vision is to help unlock the talents and natural strengths of young women through providing a fun, safe and creative leadership and community service learning experience.”

The day-camp will be conducted at Tipp City United Methodist Church, July 16–20, and is open to girls from the surrounding communities. The five-day camp will involve the girls in a continuous mix of hands-on, fast paced, leadership equipping activities ranging from community service project planning and implementation, to becoming a great communicator and story-teller.

Established in 2004 in Troy, Young Women of Distinction is a uniquely designed leadership development organization that adapts to the individual needs of teen leaders and students. Young Women of Distinction is a non-denominational, faith-based initiative.

The camp emphasis is on team building as the fifth grade girls will be part of team with their peers, and led by a team of junior high and high school girls and adult mentors from the area.

The YWD camp begins with a team building session with the teen and adult mentors from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16.

The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 17-20. The cost is $25 and includes breakfast, lunches, project materials and a t-shirt.

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