Pictured are Jesse Feuerstein, Channing Sturgis, Hallie Brink, Averie Bassage, and Jack Owens.

Pictured are Jesse Feuerstein, Channing Sturgis, Hallie Brink, Averie Bassage, and Jack Owens. 

GLADWIN COUNTY – Last Friday, five Gladwin County youth from the County Youth Leadership Program attended a daylong leadership program hosted by CMU’s Leadership Institute. 

The youth from Gladwin and Beaverton High School have been part of the five-month leadership program that began in January. Those youth unable to attend had other school commitments, but will receive information on the CMU Leadership Institute.

The youth participated in leadership activities in the morning. They took a personality test and then used their findings the rest of the day in the many activities provided. Lunch was provided on campus at one of the new eateries to give youth a chance to experience the new cafeteria style of foods offered in the dorms.

The youth then walked to Finch Fieldhouse and experienced many different types of team building activities. Student interns taught the youth a variety of activities that they could use back at their individual schools.

Participants in this year’s youth leadership program from Beaverton were Jack Owens, Hallie Brink, Averie Bassage, Jeremy Quick and Will Aldrich. Those from Gladwin were Victor Edick, Brooke Chenette, Channing Sturgis and Jesse Feuerstein. 

Youth received a certificate and a book donated by the Gladwin County Library on the history of Gladwin. The students’ names will be listed on the plaque in each of the schools. This is the eighth year of the County Youth Leadership Program. 

Co facilitators for the program are Brent Mishler and Bev Przystas. 

For more information on the County Leadership Program for youth and adults, please contact coordinator Diana Mella at leadershipgladwinco@gmail.com

For more information on MSU Extension programs, please feel free to contact the MSU Extension office in Gladwin at 426-7741 or visit the website at www.msue.msu.edu/gladwin.