For a registration fee of just $25, ninth grade students can register for the START Conference for youth leadership at Nichols College in Dudley. More than 85 New England high schools were represented at last year's conference. The two-day residential experience on June 8th and 9th includes all meals, lodging, and materials.
Students complete exercises in identity building, team building, situational leadership, ethics and goal setting, as well listen some stellar guest speakers: WBZ-TV Chief Correspondent Ron Sanders, State Representative Karyn E. Polito, Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr, Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, President & CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce Richard Kennedy, CFO of New York Life Investment Management David Bedard, and motivational speakers Katelyn Weymouth and Nelson Lauver.
The START Conference is co-sponsored by Nichols College and the Student Leadership Training Program (SLTP).
Interested students and parents must contact their high school principal or guidance counselor for registration information before the April 15th deadline.
Each high school may nominate one person and an alternate.
For more information, call 1-800-600-7223.