Leadership Los Alamos Session #2: Youth Session

LLA students share their thoughts on the current state of the youth. Photo by Kateri Morris

JJAB Resource Specialist Jamie Allbach facilitates a discussion on fostering youth needs. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA students read feedback cards written by local teens. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos gathered Friday, Nov. 18 for a session focused on youth resiliency in Los Alamos County.

Participants were invited by session co-chairs Los Alamos Teen Center Director George Marsden and JJAB Resource Specialist Jamie Allbach to explore community resources like the First-Born Program of Los Alamos, YMCA’s After School Enrichment programs and Los Alamos Teen Center.

Perhaps even more importantly, attendees were invited to determine ways in which they, as leaders, can foster youth resiliency within their own roles. These discussions were paired with hands-on activities using a variety of mediums, including the class favorite; Play-doh!

While the consensus was that there are many challenges facing youth, there are paths to empowering their perseverance and that it only takes one caring adult to make a significant impact.

About Leadership Los Alamos

Leadership Los Alamos is a non-profit organization whose mission is to identify current and emerging leaders in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the community. Each class learns about a variety of topics like community organizations, cultural and history, youth, education, local government, economic development and environmental issues. For more information go to: Leadership Los Alamos – An educational organization dedicated to the future of Los Alamos.


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