Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

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Provided by Leadership Prince William

Local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser through July 25. The Red Team will be raising funds for Bright Care Center; the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of CASA Child Intervention Services.

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 24, with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow (home base for the two-week summer camp). As part of their experience, students met with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Summer Youth Academy participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

You may support the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts by giving online. The Leadership Lemonade stand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow on Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00-3:00 p. m.

For more information, call Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or email [email protected].

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