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The mission of Plano Youth Leadership is to provide high school sophomores with diverse experiences that inspire lifelong leadership development and community involvement.
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Plano Youth Leadership develops confidence and provides the knowledge necessary to help students succeed in leadership positions. Participants gain an understanding of the local community and their place in it. They realize common ground despite their diverse student backgrounds and find service opportunities around the community through informative and interactive presentations.
Students are trained in leadership techniques and community awareness preparing them to make a positive impact on the quality of life in their community’s future. The program familiarizes students with current issues, community resources, opportunities, and other factors influencing the direction of their community. They meet with officials such a the Mayor and Chief of Police and work with other local education and business leaders to develop individual leadership skills.