The State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans will conduct its 5th annual Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Retreat Friday, June 28, through Tuesday, July, 2 2013 at Vermillion Community College in Ely, Minn.
Youth ages 14 to 18 years old of Asian Pacific Islander heritage are invited to participate free of charge. The five-day retreat is made possible through the collaboration of MNSCU and the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
The retreat provides training to potential youth leaders through a balance of programs and hands on opportunities. The retreat is designed for youth to learn and explore who they are as a leader and teaches leadership through action.
What motivates you to lead? What leadership styles best suits you and the community in which you lead? Why do you lead?
Some samples of work that is produced in 2012 can be viewed at the AYPLR blog:http://apylr.wordpress.com/ and videos of youth produced short films can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/user/capmAPYLR?feature=watch.
Students meat at the Capitol Lower Mall on Friday, June 28 at 8 a.m. A charter bus will transport students and adult trainers to and from the camp at Vermillion Community College is located at 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. The campus line is 218-365-7200. The students will return to the Capitol Lower Mall on Tuesday, July, 2 at 9 p.m.
The application deadline for participants is June 7, 2013. For information contact Sandy Kwan at [email protected] or call 651-757-1743.
The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Council (APYC) is a leadership initiative of the Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, a state agency created by the legislature to advise them and the governor on issues of importance to Asian Pacific Minnesotans. The initiative addresses the lack of Asian Pacific youth voice in civic engagement by leveraging cultural and historical experiences. At the same time, the youth council addresses the fact that the Asian Pacific community is on average 10 years younger than the general population and investment in this group is instrumental to Minnesota’s future.