BRI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

The BRI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) conference happens during the BRI Conference annually. 

The BRI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) has activities all week for younger BRI Guests. The University of Tennessee’s Department of Social Work is the force behind the YLA program.

While the Blue Ridge Institute sessions are meeting the YLA team leaders are working with the family members that are 4-13 years old.  Older children can be junior counselors. The leaders are imaginative in planning the YLA activities.  During the conference free time, BRI members are encouraged to bring the entire family to the planned group activities.

We look forward to seeing all of the members’ younger leaders for days full of fun!

 

Why should I bring my children or grandchildren to BRI?

BRI: is more than just a conference, it’s an experience! It is a week that eliminates the daily grind and creates an atmosphere where members can deepen relationships with each other. It is a community of like-minded people that have fun together! Family is always welcome! Amidst the fun, children ages 4-13 will develop leadership skills at “YLA” our Youth Leadership Academy.

YLA participants learn valuable leadership skills while having fun.

  1. Serving Others
  2. Becoming an Example
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Teamwork
  5. Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
  6. Negotiating
  7. Forecasting & Planning

Look forward to a camp that is fun and engaging?

YLA is supervised & guided by top-performing students from the University of Tennessee. Assisting them are junior counselors who are previous BRI YLA graduates. 

Activities include:

  • Age-appropriate break-out sessions
  • Whole group leadership sessions
  • Themed dance & movie parties

Contact us today to learn more about the BRI Youth Leadership Academy.