Shrewsbury teen leadership program holds grand finale

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Participants in the T.R.A.I.L.Blazers program (Photos/submitted)
Participants in the T.R.A.I.L.Blazers program (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) held the grand finale of its Youth Leadership Institute July 31 at Shrewsbury High School. The T.R.A.I.L.Blazers (Teen Resources Academy and Institute for Leadership) program utilizes civic engagement, real-world program experiences, team-building activities, and guest speakers/mentors to provide participants with the skills and experiences necessary to become active leaders within the community. There are five teams learning while competing and practicing leadership skills.

The program culminates with a series of presentations that highlight the community service projects designed and facilitated by the teen participants.

The winner of the competition, Bridget Zhou, received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union. Members of the winning team – the Blue Team – each received a monetary award: Madison Dugan, Zitong Su, Rahul Razdan and Yucheng

(l to r) Lisa Raabe, representative for the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Bridget Zhou, and Terry Cassidy, executive director, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services.
(l to r) Lisa Raabe, representative for the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Bridget Zhou, and Terry Cassidy, executive director, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services.

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