Truman Youth Test Their Skills
The Truman Youth Leadership Academy delivered a remarkable calendar of events last week to students enrolled in the annual Academy. Campers tested their courage and teamwork on the high ropes course at Venture Out to start the week. Instructors at Venture Out prepped the students on use of the gear and challenges of the course and were on hand to lend assistance as each team navigated the course in harness equipment. Students learned to guide teammates through the tough parts of the course and passed increasingly difficult levels of physical and mental challenge as they found their way to the zip line dismount. They discovered their own capacity for facing fear and developed immediate bonds with new friends. On Tuesday, campers developed their coats of arms to examine themes of respect. In the afternoon, they learned about stump speeches and how to run for office. They also visited the State Historical society to learn about famous Missourians.