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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Hosting Summer Leadership Academy for Middle School Students

July 23rd, 2016

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

WHAT: The University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs will host the Truman Leadership Academy, a one-week summer day camp, to engage middle-school students in civic and community service. The Academy will include leadership training, service projects and other community engagement opportunities for students.

This year’s camp will feature a community service project and a visit to the Capitol and the Supreme Court of Missouri, among other activities.

Agenda items include:

1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19
Campers will visit City Hall and role-play as the city council to discuss policy.

11:00 am, Wednesday, July 20
Campers will work with the City of Columbia-Volunteer Services to clean up Flat Branch Park and the surrounding downtown area.

10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22
Campers will travel to Jefferson City for a tour of the State Capitol

WHO: Participants include youth entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grades.

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, July 18- Friday, July 22       

WHERE: MU campus, Columbia City Hall, Flat Branch Park and the Missouri State Capitol.

NOTE: Media who wish to cover one or more of the events of the Truman Leadership Academy need to contact Sheena Rice at or 573-882-8353.