Youth from the Home’s three residential campuses attended the Shepherd of the Ozarks Youth Leadership Conference August 8-12, 2011. The conference was hosted by the Southwestern Association of Executives of Homes for Children.
Eighteen youth, who have been identified as potential leaders on their campuses, enjoyed a week in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas.
Our youth were involved in outdoor activities such as the ropes course, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding, along with praise and worship services. Through these activities, they had opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills. They were also challenged to return to their own campuses and demonstrate these skills in their home units and schools.