On June 11th, 2013, the Clinic doors were opened to 33 high school seniors who have been accepted into the Youth Leadership Collier™ program.
The mission of Youth Leadership Collier™ is to develop ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. The program empowers students to become effective leaders, showcase Collier County and encourage students to consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families.
In this week long intensive program participants interact in daily sessions designed to give them first-hand experience in different aspects of the community. Their visit to the Neighborhood Health Clinic focuses on giving back to the community with volunteerism and involvement. Nancy Lascheid gives a very detailed and moving account of how the Clinic was started and how it has changed her life and saved the lives of many others.
They students left with a challenge to get involved, find their passion and reach out and help others.