Teen Leadership Summit Locations Announced

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The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard announced the 2012 AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summit locations Jan. 13.

These teens are prepared for their zipline canopy tour at the Wahsega 4H Center at Dahlonega, Georgia.

The teen summits combine high-adventure activities with leadership classes to allow teens to tap into their leadership potential and discover hidden strengths while developing a sense of belonging as part of the Air Force community.

The AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summit locations this summer are in Dahlonega, GA, and Estes Park, CO.

The teen summits combine high-adventure activities with leadership classes to allow teens to tap into their leadership potential and discover hidden strengths while developing a sense of belonging as part of the Air Force community.

Teens with a parent in the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard can sign up to attend one of the free summits. April 13 is the application deadline. Participants must be 15 to 18 years old.

More information is available at http://www.afrc.af.mil/library/4rfamilies.

Teens must answer essay questions and complete code-of-conduct and transportation forms to attend one of the summits.

The first summit is the Classic Teen Leadership Summit in Dahlonega, GA, June 17-22.

During this weeklong adventure, teens will participate in group activities such as high ropes, zip-line canopy tour, white-water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery and survival classes. Attendees will be introduced to community partners, such as 4-H, American Legion and YMCA, who provide support to military families. The teens will also attend leadership classes throughout the week.

The second summit is the Adventure Teen Leadership Summit in Estes Park, CO Aug. 7-12.

During this summit, teens will take part in daily adventure activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, horse colt training, arts and crafts, woodworking, technical rock climbing, and archery. Leadership classes taught throughout the week include the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Each evening, teens will gather for programs including campfires and songs, musical performances and environmental education classes.

Both summits include military traditions and community service projects.

Brandi McGonagill, at brandi(dot)mullins(dot)ctr(at)us(dot)af(dot)mil or 478-327-2090; Chap. (Col.) Bob Leivers, at rcleivers(at)aol(dot)com or 719-554-3610; Krystal Shiver, at krystal(dot)shiver(at)us(dot)af(dot)mil or 478-327-1294 can answer specific questions. Information is also available at http://www.afrc.af.mil/library/4rfamilies.

The first AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summit took place July 14-18, 2008, at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, GA. All costs to include airfare, camp fees, food, activity fees and ground transportation to and from the summits are covered in full by the Air Force. Parents will be responsible for getting their teen to/from the airport, baggage fees, spending money for snacks, souvenirs and meals during airline travel.

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