Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Montana Youth Leadership Program

Monday, July 18 the students visiting from Iraq will attend a Native American Powwow by the Last Chance Community Powwow performers on the Carroll College campus.  Students and staff from Montana Youth Leadership Program (MYLF) will be hosting the Iraqi students and WorldMontana staff.

MYLF is a program for high school students with disabilities.  Through the program delegates develop leadership plans and skills to use within their own communities.  The program also educates student delegates on the different types of disabilities and introduces them to adults living successfully with their disabilities.

WorldMontana and MYLF’s goal is to introduce both groups of student delegates to new cultures through interaction.  The cultures present will be the Native American, Iraqi, and Disabled cultures.  The programs hope to expand understanding and acceptance by all parties by introducing these new cultures to the groups.

The Iraq students will also attend the MYLF banquet Thursday, June 21 at the end of their summer program.  The banquet will feature guest speaker Blessing Offor, 26, a blind singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist who was a contestant on the TV series The Voice.  A dance will follow the banquet for the students to mingle and get to know one another better.

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