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Penn State Lehigh Valley's Emerging Leaders Institute Accepting Nominations

10/23/2007 —

Nominations for Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Emerging Leaders Institute – a leadership development program for high-school juniors – will be available in area high schools’ main or guidance offices by the end of October. Each year, the program accepts two juniors from high schools in the Greater Lehigh Valley. The students must be nominated by their guidance counselor and be perceived to be a potential "emerging leader."

Participants in the program attend monthly training sessions, from January through April, at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Fogelsville. The sessions are held on Saturdays and are led by business and community leaders, professional trainers, and Penn State faculty and staff. Sessions focus on social issues such as diversity, environmental protection, community service, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.

Juniors interested in this program should contact their high school office for more information and to see if their school is participating in this program. There is no cost to the student or the school for participation.

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