Youth Civic Leadership Institute concludes three day camp at the Dole Institute at KU

The leaders of tomorrow wrapped up a three-day leadership camp on the campus of The University of Kansas Friday.

Sixty incoming high school seniors attended the Youth Civic Leadership Institute. The Dole Institute for Politics hosts the camp each summer. It draws students from around the state of Kansas.

The students are chosen for the leadership roles they show back home. 

Bill Lacy, the Director of the Dole Institute for Politics, said the camp's mission is to take those tools to a new level.

"We're trying to just take them to the next level," he explained. "(We) give them a few more tools. Almost like a band kids learn to play the trumpet better; or football players learn how to block or tackle."

The students addressed key legislative issues, such as gun control, juvenile justice and bullying. They also interacted with lawmakers and visited the state capitol.

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