EGUSD middle school students to attend 11th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference
On Thursday, February 23, middle school leadership students from all nine Elk Grove Unified School District middle schools will attend the 11th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Antioch Progressive Church.
The district-wide conference is designed for middle school students involved in student leadership, peer counseling, conflict management, Students Reaching Out, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs), Club Live and Teens for Tolerance. This year’s theme is “Take A Stand…Even If You Stand Alone!”
One of the hallmarks of the conference is the concept of peers teaching peers. High school students from Elk Grove, Laguna Creek, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools will serve as facilitators of the conference.
“The conference presents a unique opportunity for high school leadership students in the district as they are the ones who are doing the bulk of the planning and will serve as leaders in the workshops,” said Shirley Arroyo, Positive Youth Development Coordinator for the district. “This event gives students in helping and leadership roles at schools throughout our district an opportunity to network and gain skills and information related to teen issues.”
The conference will also include a keynote presentation from Jill Esplin – a nationally-recognized speaker, as well as breakout sessions covering anti-bullying strategies, icebreakers, team building, self-image, the power of positivity, how to solve peer conflicts and peer pressure.