CECA Student Leadership Conference
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
What happens when you mix 100+ high school juniors in a room with some talented leaders? You get 100+ more talented leaders!
Each year CECA invites area schools to send their top leaders in the Junior Class to a one day, all expense paid Student Leadership Conference.
The purpose of this conference is to introduce high school students to different aspects of leadership and methods that will propel them to greater leadership roles, and to enhance those skills through hands-on activities, speaking opportunities, and fun filled events.
The students are mentored by individuals from within area communities who guide them in their activities, as well as to demonstrate and discuss the qualities required to be a leader.
At the close of the day, students are reunited with their classroom groups where they brainstorm community service projects within their schools and/or communities. They then formulate a plan as to how the project can be brought to fruition in terms of manpower, monetary funds and donations. Students are encouraged to go back to their respective communities and follow through with their plan.
The 2017/2018 CECA Student Leadership Conference was held November 15, 2017, at the Lake Brownwood 4-H Center. Participating schools were: Sidney, Priddy, Cross Plains, Rising Star, Goldthwaite, Dublin, Bangs, Blanket, Early, Gorman, Mullin, De Leon, and Comanche. See the January 2018 issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine for details on the conference.
The 2018/2019 CECA Student Leadership Conference is tentatively scheduled for November 14th, 2018.