University of Vermont

Weekend Challenges Teens to Dare to Lead

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Fairlee--VTeen Leadership Weekend, Nov. 16-18, lets teens explore communications, team-building, problem solving and other transferable skills that will help them become better leaders in their school and community. Any student in Grades 7-12 from Vermont and neighboring states is welcome to attend.

The cost is $130 for 4-H members and $150 for non-4-H members and covers meals, activities and accommodations for two nights at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, the venue for this activity-packed weekend. To register, go to

The event is limited to 50 participants, so early sign up is advised. Registration will close on Oct. 30 or when the limit is reached. Vermont 4-H'ers should check with their University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H educator for information on scholarships.

UVM Extension 4-H will sponsor the weekend, which promises plenty of fun activities, skill-building games and time to socialize and network with peers. The teens also will spend time developing an action plan that focuses on a cause important to them and will learn how to implement that plan for a day of service, which while not required, is encouraged.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in the leadership weekend, contact Lauren Traister, UVM Extension 4-H Teen and Leadership Program coordinator, at (802) 888-4972 or toll-free at (866) 260-5603 by Oct. 30.