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.
In the spring of 2019, our original group of 8th graders graduated from high school, and with their departure, we brought on the third generation of Core 4 students. This group had an amazing time at the leadership summit, and is getting started with some great work in their community during the 2019-20 school year!
Thank you to the YMCA for hosting the Core 4 summit each year, and a huge shout-out to the amazing students and staff from the four organizations!