Sunday, September 20, 2009

Youth Leadership Council

From Curtis:

To help the children here at Upeme gain leadership skills, and to give them an opportunity to impact their surrounding community in a positive way, I have put together what we are calling the Youth Leadership Council.

I have chosen one boy and one girl from grades 5, 6, and 7 to be a part of this Youth Leadership Council. I had them write a letter to convince me they are the best leader, and the most convincing letters were chosen. The goal will be to have them come up with their own ideas for a project to carry out that will help make the community and the world a better place.

We had our first meeting yesterday and they “leaders” chosen were very excited about having this opportunity. Here is a picture of them after we finished the meeting. From left to right: Memory (7th grade), Peter (6th grade), Nelson (5th grade), Simon (7th grade), Harriet (5th grade), Abigail (6th grade), and that’s me in the back.


  1. What a great idea! It will be interesting to hear what project they decide to take on. This will be a wonderful learning experience for them; not only helping with their community, but having to work together to make decisions.
    Good Job!
    Love you much - mom and dad K

  2. Great idea, Curtis! I'm just beginning a similar thing here with the 9-12 graders. I've been gathering names for the past week and will send a letter out this week. I bet your kids are very excited to be included. Very cool!

  3. A valuable post on leadership

    Karim - Mind Power