2009-07-09 / Community News

Red Cross Retreat to GROW YOUth LEADERS

Fun and Engaging Youth Retreat Runs July 25-26

Recruiting and training exceptional volunteers is nothing new to the American Red Cross of Central Texas. With a dedicated corps of over 1,200 volunteers and more Central Texans getting involved every day, the Red Cross relies on volunteers to deliver vital services to the 9-county service area. Now more than ever, the Red Cross is looking to Central Texas youth to be the volunteers of tomorrow. Now with this summer's Youth Leadership Development Retreat, growing the leaders of tomorrow just got more fun.

Running July 25 through July 26 at Texas State University in San Marcos, the Youth Leadership Development Retreat (LDR) welcomes motivated youth interested in becoming better leaders as well as anyone who wants to start a Red Cross Club at their school.

Through fun and engaging seminars, group participation activities, and hands-on learning, young people will get a chance to express their creative ideas and work together in a fostering environment. They will learn more about the Red Cross plus build a number of other skills ideal for any leadership situation.

The cost for the event is $40 per person, and includes an overnight stay at the Texas State dormitories, all meals, instructional materials and LDR t-shirt. Although the Red Cross is not providing transportation, there will be a carpooling system for those participants interested.

To register, go to http:// www.centex.redcross.org/volunteer/ youth.php.

The American Red Cross is dedicated to saving lives, easing suffering and restoring hope at home and around the world. The local Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to the victims of more than 150 disasters in a nine-county area, trains over 12,000 people in vital lifesaving skills, provides over 20 international disaster and conflict services to victims around the globe and assists over 1,900 military families with emergency communication and support services. The local Red Cross serves the counties of Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis and Williamson. For more information, please call (512) 928- 4271.

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