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The TELI program includes two face-to-face weekend retreats and two virtual sessions. The program was designed for a maximum of 25 teenagers seeking to practice and advance their leadership skills. Topics covered included: Strengths-Based Leadership, problem solving style, group facilitation skills, adult-youth partnerships, team building, project collaboration, peer feedback and evaluation, effective communication, leadership principles, etiquette, civic change initiatives, and critical reflection. The virtual sessions provide an opportunity for team project development and updates, which the committee records and archives. Additionally, youth engage in a team project to design a response to a community issue in Virginia. Youth-adult partnerships are incorporated through assigned team project mentors, who serve as a source of knowledge and feedback.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
August 23, 2019