NCBA Hosts 12th Annual Camp Lead-Up

Jul 20, 2022 | News, Youth Engagement

On Sunday, July 10, over forty young leaders convened on UNC Charlotte’s campus to enjoy a weeklong experience during Camp Lead-Up. Sponsored by the North Carolina Black Alliance, Camp Lead-Up is a weeklong summer institute designed to change, challenge and charge youth through leadership, character, and career development activities.

During the leadership institute, students homed in and improved skills, including financial literacy, public speaking, and character development, and participated in leadership, extracurricular, and team-building activities. Public speakers talked to the students about taxes, credit building, pushing their limits, and multiple other topics. The students also hiked up Crowders Mountain and participated in community service at The Harvest Center, a Charlotte-based nonprofit that creates a community for individuals affected by homelessness, poverty, and unemployment. On the last full day of camp, counselors and students took a rewarding trip to Carowinds.

Along with these enriching activities, students formed new friendships and acquired new skills during the weeklong camp. Overall, the camp provided an environment for many Black girls and boys to learn more about themselves and their capabilities.

Lainey Horton

Lainey Horton

NPIP Intern

Thanks to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Non-Profit Internship Program (NPIP), Lainey is one of 40 NC college students selected for a paid internship with a nonprofit. 

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