Emerging Leaders Summer Academy Update: Week Four
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Emerging Leaders Summer Academy Update: Week Four

The following is a special needs program update from Life Development Institute. You may also click here to read the original article on the program’s website.

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Guest Post by Natania W., 2014 Summer Leader
In class during week four, the most significant of this week’s assignments was to convey our inner strengths and optimism regarding  each of our specific disorders. Any medium was acceptable, some chose to draw a picture, while others read from a script or chose to deliver a presentation. The student’s individual message was one from the true heart.
On Friday, we spent all day at the ropes course challenging our bodies, minds, and emotions. In the morning were team building games that tested both our mental and our physical strength while on the ground. The afternoon, we were as high as 45ft in the air walking on an air-defying course. While not everyone participated in everything everyone challenged themselves beyond their levels.
Our final trip of the Summer Academy was to Walnut and Antelope Canyons. At Antelope Canyon, we were greeted by Native Americans who performed dances on a hot July day. We then crammed into a truck with a cover and seat belts heading off towards the Canyon. Speeding over the sand, we bounced more than once laughing heartily. The Canyon itself was breathtaking. The different things our guide pointed out to us made us gasp in awe. Our canyon guide Lenard was hilarious, taking what we say and throwing it back at us like, “Oh yes a Hollywood film crew came in and built this in two weeks.” His humor was pure gold and his flute playing was beautiful to our ears. It was sad to leave him and the Canyon. We ended the week with eating at Bun Huggers a burger restaurant in Flagstaff.
~The Leadership Family

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