German exchange student laughing during a team-building exercise at a leadership training retreat in Nevada
The German joins fellow budding leaders in a team-building exercise.

Learning to Lead

Jan (Germany) and Munisrau (Malaysia) participated in a three-day overnight leadership training retreat at Mt. Potosi near Las Vegas, NV, to learn leadership skills. Along with 22 local high school students, Jan and Munisrau became members of small group “families” and worked with facilitators to gain an understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses; to solve challenges cooperatively; and to learn about personal leadership styles through sharing and interaction activities. The leadership retreat took place in the beautiful surroundings of Toyaibe National Forest. We’re so happy that these two had this special growth opportunity while here!

—Gwen Harvey (NV), host mother of Jan (Germany)