McCallie School, YCAP And Boyz, Inc. Partnership Presents Leadership Camp

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

McCallie School, YCAP, and Boyz, Inc.have partnered to present a leadership camp this week. YCAP students will be developing leadership skills and ethics through a combination of activities and materials drawn from several sources including McCallie School leadership courses and Boyz Inc., an after-school outreach program.

McCallie School Headmaster Dr. Kirk Walker said, "This program marks the beginning of what we feel will be an annual outreach program for boys from economically disadvantaged areas of our community. McCallie School has always been involved in leadership training, and this arrangement takes the history and components of our work and adds complementary partners YCAP and Boyz, Inc. We are very pleased to work with these groups, and I would especially like to thank Jennifer Potter, Ed Snow, and Missy Crutchfield for their efforts and talents in preparing this first year's leadership camp." 

Joe Smith, YCAP regional director added, "Both the staff and students of McCallie School have been involved with the YMCA and its YCAP program doing academic tutoring and mentoring for several years now. This week long Leadership Camp held on the campus of the school takes that work to another level. McCallie School is making a real difference in the lives of our community's inner-city, at-risk young people."

The culminating ceremony for the first annual leadership camp will feature the debut of the YCAP students in "Circle of Men," a Boyz, Inc. spoken word performance arranged by Ms. Crutchfield. The ceremony and performance will take place on Thursday.


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