Okeechobee Junior Leader Skills Camp for High School and Middle Schoolers to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders in the Workforce

As the world evolves and faces new challenges, it is important to nurture the next generation of workforce leaders who will shape the future. In this spirit, we are excited to announce the third year of our Okeechobee Junior Leader Skills Camp for high school and middle school students.

The Summer Leadership Camp is an eight-day program designed to cultivate leadership skills, foster community awareness, and promote understanding of necessary soft skills for the future of Florida’s workforce. Our instructors, special speakers, and local business tours will guide students through a range of activities and workshops, including team-building exercises, public speaking, problem-solving, and equipping for the workforce.

“Leadership is a vital skill that can be developed at any age,” said Kaylee King, Business Manager of the Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation. “Our Leadership Camp is a unique opportunity for students to learn and practice workforce-leadership through the lens of soft skills in a fun and supportive environment. We want to empower the next generation of leaders to make a positive impact on their communities, their workforce, the state of Florida, and the world.” – Alaina Barron, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Okeechobee.

The Okeechobee Junior Leader Skills Camp will take place from June 5th – 15th and June 19th – 29th at Okeechobee High School. The program is open to high school and middle school students from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a stipend for their hard work. They will also have the opportunity to connect with peers who share their passion for leadership by presenting a final community impact project on graduation day.

Registration for camp will open on Monday May 8th and will close on May 21st. To learn more about the Okeechobee Junior Leader Skills Camp visit the OCEDC website under Workforce and Training or the OCEDC Facebook page.

Thank you to the following organizations for their partnership and championing this opportunity for our kids: The Education Foundation of Okeechobee, Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee, and Okeechobee County School District and staff.

For press inquiries, please contact Kaylee King, kaylee@ocedcorp.com, 863-357-2334.

About Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation: Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation is a state designated Economic Development public-private 501(c)(6) non-profit Corporation.