On May 24th, 36 area high school juniors graduated from the Chamber’s Youth Leadership Eau Claire (YLEC) program. In its 14th year, the program gives students a chance to enhance their knowledge and development leadership skills. During the nine-month program, the students learn about the community and future career opportunities.
In order to graduate from the program, students must complete community service projects. This year, the class divided into four groups to complete the projects for the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Eau Claire Humane Association, Feed My People Food Bank and YMCA of Eau Claire. The following is the list of 2017 graduates:
Altoona High School
Fall Creek High School
Memorial High School
North High School
Regis High School
YLEC Executive Committee
Chair Jason Craig, Mayo Clinic Health System
Vice Chair Michael Strubel, Marshfield Clinic – Eau Claire Center
Past Carla Jenna Ziegler, Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Jim Schmitt, Eau Claire Area School District
Laura Volbrecht, Fall Creek School District
Larry Zorn, Eau Claire Press Company
YLEC Curriculum Committee
Andrea Finn, Royal Credit Union
Missy Kostman, Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Kelly Lauscher, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
Eric Lindquist, Leader-Telegram
Andy Neborak, Eau Claire Express Baseball
Susan Peterson, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc.
Ben Richgruber, Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
Jennifer Roetter, US Department of Agriculture
Vicki Seltun, City of Eau Claire
Suzie Slota, YMCA
Daneille Strong, Weld Riley, S.C.
Keith Zehms, Eau Claire County
Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this program possible. For a complete list of sponsors, please click here.
Eau Claire Chamber
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