Local student Kyla Withers from Canton attends AFR Leadership Summit Teen Session

Kyla Withers of Canton was among the approximately 58 students, grades 7-9, attended the teen session of the 2018 AFR Leadership Summit, July 22-24 at the Heartland Conference Center in Oklahoma City. Summit sessions focus on leadership development and improving the lives of others through teambuilding exercises and personal reflection.


These lessons can be applied now or later on as they begin their professional careers. One of several team-building exercises included a service project where participants constructed 35 blankets for Project Linus. According to their website, the mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Since 1995 Project Linus has distributed over 7,020,362 blankets to children nationwide and providing them with a sense of security.



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