Conferences for Junior High and High School Students

Junior High Leadership Conference (JHLC)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Highlands Middle School, La Grange

Each year The LeaderShop invites 7th and 8th grade students from 14 local junior high schools to attend a day-long Leadership Conference. Speakers discuss leadership skills, motivation, diversity, and other teen-related issues. Students also participate in teambuilding, large group activities, and small group discussion.

The Conference prepares students to make decisions necessary to plan and implement successful service projects during that school year. It also gives students the opportunity to meet new people from different junior high schools, staff from The LeaderShop, and positive adult role models.

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High School Leadership Conference (HSLC)

Sat – Sun, October 14 – 15, 2017 at Camp Manitoqua in Frankfort, IL

At our annual High School Leadership Conference, youth are inspired, motivated, and educated to become community leaders. Youth spend the entire day participating in team building activities in large and small groups and hear from compelling speakers on topics such as motivation, diversity, perseverance, and respect. Conference participants meet fellow students from other high schools as well as positive adult role models who all share a passion for positive change.

After the conference, participants put their new leadership skills into action through The LeaderShop’s High School Leadership Program. Throughout the year, students plan and implement service projects to benefit the community, with opportunities to join committees or serve as chairperson, vice-chairpersons, treasurer.

Each year the High School Leadership Conference brings together 100+ youth from Lyons Township, Nazareth Academy, Argo Community, and Riverside-Brookfield High Schools. Click the flyer image for more information →