Youth Leadership Seminar
VAMS Youth Leadership Seminar at UCLA
The goal of the annual VAMS Youth Leadership Seminar is to motivate and inspire high school students from around the country - the same students who will become the national and global leaders of tomorrow.
High school students from across the nation spend an intense, exciting day at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) during the summer to learn about the fight against various diseases, disorders, and disabilities.
In addition, participants discover strategies for outreach, from event planning basics to the architecture of an outreach event. Attendees work together and apply their knowledge by designing their own outreach event from scratch and presenting it in front of a panel of judges.
In essence, participants develop their leadership and management skills, learn to plan, organize, and execute charitable events, meet and converse with worldwide leaders, and develop long-lasting friendships with other high school leaders. Many VAMS Seminar participants become members of VAMS chapters at their local high schools.