By LAURA CURRY
SPECIAL TO THE COURIER
The District 6 Leadership Camp, hosted by Sen. Nancy Collins, began Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The camp, which ends tomorrow, is designed to instill leadership qualities in children.
Forty children from across northeast Mississippi participate in D6LC which is host to a different non-profit organization each day.
The children learn how each organization serves the community from speakers who share their knowledge and experiences.
On Monday, Congressman Gregg Harper shared his thoughts on leadership.
“I am hoping they learn from my mistakes and avoid the same problems I had,” Harper said. “I want to give the kids encouragement to increase their determination.”
This is the second annual D6LC sponsored by Collins.
“The most important thing is that everyone is going to be a leader. It’s up to them to choose the kind of leader they’re going to be. They can lead others astray or they can lead others to take the high road. I want to encourage them to be a leader with integrity that serves others. I hope this leadership conference encourages them to look within themselves for the unique gifts that God has given each one.”