The Core 4 Youth Leadership Summit was created in 2015 as a collaboration between NAYRS, Andover Youth Services, the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and the Merrimack Valley YMCA. The annual Summit takes place at Camp Nokomis on Lake Winnipesaukee in June, and provides the opportunity for dozens of youth leaders from the 4 different organizations to participate in team building activities, attend workshops, and hear inspiring words from guest speakers. In the spring of 2017, we brought on the second round of 7th and 8th grade future leaders to participate, making the Core 4 group even larger. During the 2017-2018 school year, this group of students ranging from 8th grade to 11th grade has spent their time executing a variety of volunteer projects in the community, including coordinating a Halloween party for our 4th & 5th grade participants, helping out at Knights on the Run, volunteering at Sargent's Winter Festival and Atkinson's Book Fair, and more! The first weekend in June, they went up to Camp Nokomis for the 4th annual leadership retreat. Thank you to the YMCA for hosting, and a huge shout-out to the amazing students and staff from the four organizations!
Check out the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club's article about Core 4 in their Fall 2018 newsletter HERE!