Youth program seeks applicants

Published 8:36 pm Thursday, June 27, 2013

Part of last year’s class of LEAD Hampton Roads’s eXcel Youth Leadership Program pauses for a photo with U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, who himself is a graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads’ program for adult business leaders.

Part of last year’s class of LEAD Hampton Roads’s eXcel Youth Leadership Program pauses for a photo with U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, who himself is a graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads’ program for adult business leaders.

LEAD Hampton Roads is seeking applicants for its eXcel Youth Leadership Program, which will take place July 17-19.

The youth leadership program is designed to develop critical career and life skills while building an appreciation of the Hampton Roads region and its many opportunities, according to a press release announcing the program.

Modeled after the LEAD Hampton Roads program, the executive leadership program of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, eXcel will set the stage for future success in college and the “real world.” The experience provides training and connections that assist students in accelerating their high school success and in building strong resumes and college applications.

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The program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. It will take place at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Norfolk, as well as locations across Hampton Roads as students go behind the scenes of local businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and local government.

The program costs $200 per person, which includes materials, transportation, admission to various venues, lunches and snacks. Limited scholarships and payment plans are available.

Hopeful participants should complete an application at www.LEADHamptonRoads.org. For more information, call Aaron Ouellette at 664-2529 or aouellette@hrccva.com.