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Students in El Salvador influence change through leadership

Over 77 youth learned the key elements of effective leadership at the English Access Leadership Camp in Cerro Verde, El Salvador with English Language Fellow Heather Van Fleet. The students involved in the weekend of activities included 50 Access students and 27 Boy Scout members.

A major component of the camp included interactive activities focused on building self-confidence, teamwork, and communication skills. These activities helped all students recognize their ability to lead and implement change in their schools and communities. In an effort to share the key takeaways of the weekend, Van Fleet also asked the students to develop a leadership activity for their fellow Access classmates that were not present at the camp.

“The value that students recognized in sharing their experiences, communicating, and trusting one another was impressive. They really shined as developing leaders as they participated and reflected on each activity,” said Van Fleet.

Students work together to complete a team building activity.
Students work together to complete a team building activity.

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