Van Buren students attend leadership conference

by | December 7, 2017 10:10 am

Students from Van Buren County recently attended a conference that provided multiple opportunities for leadership growth and development.

According to education officials, for a community to continue to be viable, students of today must be prepared to become the future leaders of tomorrow. Thanks to the unique partnership between the University of Tennessee Extension Office for Van Buren County and the Van Buren County High School, students were able to grow and develop not only their leadership skills but also their academic and life skills at the recent Jostens Renaissance Leadership Conference

For the past 25 years, Jostens Renaissance education programs and leadership conferences have helped schools and students across the North America. Students who participate in the Jostens Renaissance Leadership Conference receive unparalleled resources, positive reinforcement, and skills that have been proven to contribute in helping students achieve academic success and prepare them for their future goals in life.

The University of Tennessee Extension aims to help Tennesseans improve their quality of life, help develop problem solving skill sets, provides family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community support. Van Buren County’s UT-Extension Office strives to provide residents and students with a high level of quality services within the community.

Tennessee’s 4-H Clubs, including Van Buren County’s, have continually produced national winners in project competitions and boasts one of the largest 4-H memberships in the country, serving well over 215,000 students across the state of Tennessee.

For more information about services provided by the University of Tennessee-Extension Office for Van Buren County, contact either Christopher Binkley, county director, or Paula May, extension agent, at (931) 946-2435. The Van Buren Extension Office is located at 445 College St., on the second floor of the Burritt College Building.

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