By Kathy Chouteau
The American Red Cross Northern California Coastal Region is seeking students entering grades 9-12 as applicants for its Leadership Development Center (LDC), a four-day virtual youth development conference June 21-24, 2021 that will build leadership skills like teamwork, public speaking and diversity awareness. Graduating seniors may also participate; the deadline to apply is April 15, 2021 and the cost is $25 per student (scholarships are available).
Via virtual presentations and small group discussions, LDC participants will engage in workshops surrounding various Red Cross-related topics such as disaster preparedness, diversity, international services, etc., according to conference organizers. “We hope to build an understanding of our communities we are a part of while at camp and to help participants become young leaders,” organization stated on its website.
To qualify for the virtual June conference—also referred to as a camp—students must commit to five hours or service to the American Red Cross following the LDC; must meet the age requirement of entering 9-12 grades; and must be a registered Red Cross volunteer at the time of attendance. Access to a computer with Wi-Fi and an interest in learning more about the Red Cross are also required. No previous Red Cross experience is necessary to apply.