Class members of the Chamber’s Youth Leadership Opportunity Warren County were out and about last week, touring the Children’s Advocacy Center, Warren County Senior Center, River Park Hospital and Meals on Wheels.
CAC gave the group a unique look into its activities with a tour of the facility and a mock forensic interview.
“Jake Hunt stepped up to play the part of the child victim and quickly transformed to a precocious 6-year-old,” said CAC director Martha Phillips. “The rest of the students were able to watch the interview via closed circuit television in the center’s observation room.”
Youth Leadership Opportunity Warren County is sponsored by the Warren County Chamber of Commerce and is led by Class co-chairs Sheri Denning and Chad McGee. The program works through Warren County High School and Boyd Christian with school liaisons Carl Curtis, Monti Hillis and Allison Stiles.
The goal of the class is to work diligently with class members throughout the year to advance their leadership skills and foster a sense of community involvement.
“Youth Leadership program is a vital part of the work being done by our McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce,” said Denning. “Both the adult and youth programs provide participants with a new understanding of what effective leadership really means and how all our lives are connected with each other through a common purpose.”
The program does require community support, as the students must take regular tours through various organizations and business.
“The CAC staff is very proud of the apparent ambition in these young men and women,” said Phillips. “We look forward to their accomplishments as future leaders.”
Denning offers a thank you for continued support within the community.
“We are so blessed that our community recognizes the importance of the Chamber’s leadership programs and continues to support them by sponsoring days, allowing our students to tour and visit, and sending participants to the classes,” she said.
To learn more about Youth Leadership Opportunity Warren County, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 473-6611.