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Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership Program Overview

The mission of the Girard Medical Center Youth Leadership Program is to provide Southeast Kansas students with opportunities to learn about careers within the medical profession, philanthropy and volunteerism. It is directed under the supervision of members of the GMC Foundation.

Students meet on a monthly basis during the school year for occupational information sessions, departmental tours and provide volunteer services at the hospital and/or community events. As a program requirement, students also provide help for the Foundation’s Valentine’s Dance.

Expectations of a Youth Leader

• Attend monthly meetings
• Actively participate in building & practicing leadership skills through verbal & written communication methods
• Volunteer for different hospital departments & community events
• Assist the Foundation during special events
• Provide a positive image of the Youth Leadership Program & the Foundation

Benefits to a Youth Leader
• Learn and practice leadership skills needed for their future careers
• Explore possible career choices in the medical field
• Meet professionals in various healthcare occupations
• Acquire volunteer/community service hours to meet current high school needs & future college application/scholarship opportunities
• Build relationships with students from other communities

Eligibility Requirements:
• A current high school student at :Arma (Northeast)

                                                 Cherokee (Southeast)  


• Minimum Overall GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• In good personal standing—no probations

Interested students may obtain two nomination forms and an application from their school’s counselor or the Foundation. The nomination forms are to be filled out by teachers or administrators granting recommendation for membership. The application is to be filled out by the student. All forms must be received by a postmark of June 1. Selections will be made by a committee board with all applicants receiving a letter prior to the start of the following school year.