Students from various Polk County high schools have been nominated by their school principals to participate in the UthMpact Leadership Class II for 2012-2013. This unique program spearheaded by InnerAct Alliance, StandUP Polk Coalition, UthMpact Coalition, and key business partners, is designed to help teens develope crucial leadership skills.
On October 24th, the UthMpact Class II participated in Human Services Leadership Day at Parker Street Ministries. The group of 32 UthMpact leaders from 16 different high schools in Polk County got down and dirty laying sod at Florida Baptist Children’s Home. After clean up, it was off to spend some quality time with elderly folks, and help out teachers and students by creating 100 make-and-take learning centers and activities including exercises in telling time, bead counting, and multiplication facts. Special thanks to Andrea Hagan and Amanda Schell for chairing this special day.
The new youth leaders will travel throughout the country once a month until April 2013 to participate in community service activities and meet with community leaders to discuss challenges faced in the community and suggest proactive solutions. Look for UthMpact showing their Christmas Spirit in the Lakeland Christmas Parade on December 6th!