Teen Leadership Institute Concludes at PCC
WINTERVILLE—Students representing each of Pitt County’s six public high schools and Greenville’s The Oakwood School met at Pitt Community College last week for the final session of their 2011-2012 Teen Leadership Institute.
Sponsored by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, the program was created in 1988 to help the county’s high school students learn how to best serve their communities. A selection committee chose 35 students to participate in the prestigious program this year.
As part of the 2011-12 Institute, the students took part in tours and seminars over the past five months to learn more about a variety of topics, including the American judicial system and Pitt County government processes. They also practiced interviewing skills, performed volunteer service hours for Project Homeless Connect, visited Vidant Medical Center and toured local industries.
During their visit to PCC on April 24, the students participated in a career exploration program that featured nine professionals discussing their job responsibilities and offering tips for a successful career.
While at Pitt, each student received a certificate for completing the Teen Leadership Institute.