What's in Your Tool Belt?
The 2015-2016 Westshore Young Leaders Network continues to flourish as it spices up its Leadership Training by welcoming a new partner - Flo Brett, Founder and Executive Director of ELA (Effective Leadership Academy).Flo, a graduate of Derby University in England, specializes in helping teams and individuals achieve improved personal and organizational skills through action-based team-building strategies, goal achievement, and positive attitude development.
Westlake Recreation Center was the site for the Annual Leadership Training. Some 100 middle and high school students from the six western suburbs and their school representatives put on their “Leadership Tool Belts” to become better equipped as leaders. Some of the "tools" in their belts included developing a leadership mindset, knowing yourself and your team, and tackling team challenges.
On the third Thursday of every month, you will find many of these same devoted students at the WYLN monthly teen meeting in the Bay Village Police Department Community Room from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Each meeting focuses on alcohol and drug prevention strategies, along with reinforcing and building a teen’s self-esteem through leadership development.
Students have the opportunity to network with friends from other schools. This unique assembly gives teens the affirmation of peers and allows them to develop plans, share dreams and goals, and create new ventures for their schools and communities.
The Westshore Young Leaders gives youth a voice, opportunities to lead, and recognition for positive choices.
Noreen Kyle is the school prevention and youth education specialist for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau.