LEADR (Leadership Education Retreat)

by Drew Watkins  |  April 11, 2012

93 Cents for Flight 93′s student leadership has been above and beyond.  In August 2011, The HALO Foundation hosted a four day retreat for student leaders in High School and a one day retreat for students in Middle School. LEADR (Leadership Education and Development Retreat) taught students the principles of leadership, walked them through the creation of a fundraising program, and allowed students to better prepare for college, work, and life.  Students were fortunate to have many guest speakers including, The University of Akron’s Men’s Basketball head coach, Keith Dambrot, Former Tennessee Titan’s Coach, Les Steckel, and family members of the heroes of Flight 93 including David Beamer, father of hero Todd Beamer.  Camp YNoah welcomed the student leaders one day of the retreat where they all participated in a low ropes course. This helped build teamwork and worked on all the student’ leadership skills. They also took on a day long project called, “The Project”. Students were given a task to brainstorm and plan a program to start in their schools or an event to hold with their community to help raise awareness about Flight 93 and raise funds for Flight 93 Memorial. The Second Annual LEADR retreat will be held in late July 2012. More information to come!