its annual summer leadership institute June 10-15 at William Woods University.
The institute is open to all students in grades 7-12 from both public and
private schools in Missouri, and each year approximately 500 students from
across the state of Missouri attend.
Woods University each summer for our Summer Leadership Workshop. This
campus has been our workshop home for more than 35 years,” said Terri Johnson, executive director of MASC and the
learning experience. Daily topics and breakout sessions include problem solving,
project planning, self-esteem, parliamentary procedure and meeting skills,
teambuilding, large and small group activities/projects.
students and their home councils improve their schools and communities.
in the country. This year we have more than 500 students spending a week
learning the skills necessary to be outstanding student leaders in their
schools and communities,” Johnson said.
be held on campus from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Twenty-six booths will be
set up for students in preschool to sixth grade. Booths include face-painting,
ring toss, milk jug throw, moon bounce and a basketball shoot. Drinks, popcorn
and cotton candy will also be available at no charge.
it teaches campers the necessary steps in planning a project and seeing it to
completion. Second, it allows the students to do a community service
project for the children of the Fulton area,” Johnson said.
service,” Johnson said. “Part of our mission is to help Student Council
leaders learn the value of doing good deeds for their schools and
communities. True leadership is serving your fellow man.”
again this summer Special Olympics athletes will attend the MASC summer
leadership workshop to enhance their own leadership skills.
Buck” race to support Special Olympics. Campers and others are encouraged to
adopt a rubber duck for $1. The ducks are then “raced” across WWU’s Senior Lake
at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, with the help of the Fulton Fire Department.
Olympics. Over the years, MASC schools have raised more than $250,000 for
Special Olympics and participated in 15,000-plus-hours of volunteer
adopt a duck by visiting the workshop headquarters inside the McNutt Campus
Center before 2 p.m. the day of the race.
Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) annual summer leadership
institute, contact Johnson at (816) 261-7079 or Mark Blakley at (314) 805-6724.