20 students in the Fargo-West Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program visited the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead for a day of learning skills and knowledge to help them prepare for the the future.
Youth Leadership is designed to acquaint high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the community, develop and enhance leadership skills, provide opportunities to network with business and community leaders, and encourage young people to remain in or return to our region. Through five all-day sessions, Youth Leadership offers students opportunities to learn about themselves, their community and the type of individual they aspire to be. By incorporating local professionals, facilities and experiences we are able to offer unique and challenging learning tools.
Students from Fargo North, Fargo South, West Fargo, Davies, Oak Grove Lutheran, Park Christian, and Shanley High School were all represented.
Service-Learning Coordinator Kristi Leverson presented a session on “Insights” and taught the students about all the various personality traits. Director of Career Services Kurtis Karn followed-up by workshop on career preparation, interviewing skills, and dressing for success.
After lunch, students participated in mock interviews with business professionals from the community to enchance skills. Director of Admissions Angelique Goulet wrapped up the day by offering tips on the collegiate admissions process and finding scholarships.
“I was surprised how engaged the students were,” Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Coordinator Camille Weber says. “It’s never too early to start feeding young people this information.”
Students were amazed by all the different elements of the program. It was a lot to take in, but most said it was a great experience.
“This was eye-opening for me,” says Davies Junior Sydni Kreps. “I was not aware of the details of the college admissions process and it was really helpful.”