MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Teen Leadership Programs

COVID-19 Update: MSU Tollgate Farm remains focused on the health and well-being of its participants, volunteers and employees and has made the decision to cancel or postpone all youth activities until September 1st. There is nothing we love more than sharing the farm with each one of you. However, providing a safe place for social, emotional, and physical growth is paramount for all our programming. We look forward to having stewards and stewards-in-training join us on the farm for summer camp 2021. Please join us for a virtual series for connection and leadership training below.  

MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Virtual Summer Series 2020

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Register HERE.
What is a steward? A steward is someone whose responsibility it is to take care of something. Stewards have a chance to enrich, mentor, and lead while gaining valuable leadership and life skills. At Tollgate Farm Camp, stewards (ages 15-19) and stewards-in-training (ages 13-14) serve in leadership as they mentor peers and campers throughout the camp day. 

In light of changes to our camp season in 2020, MSU Tollgate Farm is offering a virtual summer series for past, present, and future stewards and stewards-in-training. This is a safe place to connect or reunite as a community and to explore resiliency and growth as youth leaders during this time. 

Led by youth and moderated by staff, virtual sessions include ice-breaker or team-building activity and guest presenters. Sessions include a door prize, and youth completing all seven sessions will receive a certificate of completion. 

Once registered, watch your email for a zoom invitation. 
Youth-led Tollgate steward and SIT sessions 4 - 4:30 p.m. EST
Guest presenter sessions are open to all Thursdays 4:30 - 5 p.m. EST

Thursday, May 28 Mindfulness as Mental Strength Training 
Thursday, June 11 People Power: Growing in Interpersonal Skills
Thursday, June 25 The Art of Staying Focused: Time Management
Thursday, July 9  The Tollgate Stewards Goose Chase Challenge
Thursday, July 23  Healthy Relationships: Friendship, Boundaries, and Communication
Thursday, August 6   Fun Money: Money Management and YOU
Thursday, August 20   Reducing Stress with Self-Care

Register early to save your space. Registrants are asked to fill out this media release and email it to koehle43@msu.edu. Participants under 18 need parental consent to participate in this program.

Register HERE

 

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