Door County Community News: Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

The leaders of tomorrow need to be developed today. That’s why several peninsula organizations are teaming up to help potential young leaders develop their leadership skills.

Nominations of 9th through 11th graders who will benefit from leadership skill development are sought for “Teen Leadership Mission: Attitude,” to be held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay Feb. 20. The program runs from 9 am – noon, and nominations are due Feb. 6.

Two students from four school districts, the Challenge Program and home-schooled youth will be chosen to represent their school or entity. They will be excused from school to attend the event. Transportation to NWTC and lunch will be provided. Video conferencing will be provided to all Washington Island students.

With funding from Leadership Door County, the Door County Community Foundation Children and Youth Fund, and the United Way, agencies are bringing together area teens and local leaders to strengthen area young persons identity and leadership skills. Youth workers from the Door County Job Center, Family Centers of Door County, Inc., Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, and HELP of Door County, Inc., are organizing this event.

Those selected will hear personal stories from caring adult leaders from our community, who will show teens how important a positive attitude helps them achieve their goals at school, work or at home. The keynote speaker is Tim Pflieger from Team Leadership Center. Other presenters include Hervy Hodges and Tonya Felhofer.

Nomination forms and event brochures are available at