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Start your teen’s summer on a positive note. The Arc of Palm Beach County’s new Stand Up Program is hosting a four-day, three-night leadership training camp. The event, which kicks off next week, helps high school-aged teens build their leadership skills, while introducing them to community service opportunities.

The jam-packed weekend includes interactive activities and games, as well as workshops on time management, dealing with stress, building healthy relationships, transitioning to college, and practicing mindfulness.

WHAT: Stand Up Leadership Training for high school students, grades 9 through 12

WHEN: 6 p.m., Friday, June 1 through noon, Monday, June 4

WHERE: Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place: 122 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter, Florida

MORE: The Stand Up Program provides high school-aged teens with a safe environment to develop leadership skills, and promote social and emotional health through peer-to-peer mentoring. Graduates from the leadership weekend will practice the skills they’ve learned by mentoring clients at The Arc of Palm Beach County. The Arc hosts a variety of  summer activities for children and teens with developmental disabilities. Stand Up members will be matched with clients who are eager to have fun, learn, and be accepted. Through their involvement in Stand Up, students can earn up to 30 volunteer hours per semester.

The Stand Up Leadership Training weekend costs $300 per student. To learn more about the event and to register, please go to https://bit.ly/2KNh4Fa.

 

About The Arc of Palm Beach County

The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education, and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that reach more than 2,800 families each year.

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