(FOX19) - Area teens seeking to grow their leadership skills have the opportunity to do so this summer.
The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct its annual Leadership Development Camp for 150 youth participants July 10-13 at Xavier University.
The camp is a four-day, three night leadership conference for teens ages 13 – 16 entering grades 8 – 11 in the fall.
Now in its 31st year, LDC 2014 will continue a tradition of introducing participants to new ideas about leadership, diversity, team-building, communication skills and how they can contribute to the mission of the Red Cross.
The camp also gives youth participants an opportunity to get a taste of college life and to meet new friends from different walks of life.
Classes and presentations are designed and presented by teen and young adult counselors, who are themselves in high school or college and graduates of the camp.
"The motto for LDC is 'Youth empowering youth - to lead and to serve'", said Trish Smitson, CEO of the Red Cross' Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region. "Campers tell us that they really do come away from LDC with skills and confidence to become leaders in their schools and communities and of course we encourage them to put their skills to use right here at the Red Cross."
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.redcross.org/oh/cincinnati