Red Cross seeks student applicants for youth development conference


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.

To apply by April 15, 2021, click here. Questions? Contact [email protected].