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Youth Leadership Academy a Huge Success


A total of 88 youth participated in this year’s Youth Leadership Academy. The academy was held July 26 – 28. Activities included presentations from local Rotary Clubs, song and dance groups, and crafts.

Each year, GOCARE takes more than 80 youth to participate in the annual Youth Leadership Academy, a special training camp in Nicaragua to teach young people essential leadership skills for success.

Many youth that come from the poorest neighborhoods in Nicaragua will have the desire to rise above poverty by learning about team work, ethics and public speaking skills. This life changing academy is conducted with the assistance of the local Rotary Clubs instructors, which consists of local Rotary youth as well as 20 counselors who are previous graduates of GOCARE’s “Come Back to Give Back” program.

A big thank you to everyone who helped support this year’s academy!

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